Here's a new Martin model that isn't a reissue of something from the company's "Golden Era," as they never offered a 14-fret rosewood 00-size in the 1930s and '40s. Why? Nobody knows, but they did make a few special orders and as soon as you play this one you'll wonder why Martin never made more of them. It's basically a 000-28 in a more compact size and delivers plenty of bass response, especially for such a relatively small guitar.

stock no. 56357

TopSitka Spruce
Back and sidesEast Indian Rosewood
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length24.9"
Bridge spacing2 5/32"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialSelect Hardwood
Weight3.98 lbs.
BracingX Brace, Scalloped, Sitka Spruce, 1/4"
InlayAbalone, Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern
Neck profileHigh Performance Taper
Total frets20
TunersNickel Open Gear
FinishGloss, aging toner
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No2288847
BindingAntique White