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C. F. Martin
Martin continues a tradition of excellence and innovation for acoustic guitars. Their original dreadnought design changed the entire acoustic guitar building industry. Guitar Tex is proud to be a long-time dealer for new Martin instruments as well as a source for vintage and pre-owned guitars.
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1955 Martin 00-17
Acquired from the son of the original owner, this 1955 Martin 00-17 was originally purchased in San Francisco and was played up to 1978. As we understand it, from that point forward it remained stowed in its case under a bed. Original tuners, original bridge, and original ebony nut are all in excellent condition; the bridge pins would appear to be quality Martin replacements, while an incomplete set of what are likely the origional bridge pins are included in the case.
Structurally the guitar is overall in excellent shape; however, as with a great many long-lived acoustic guitars lacking adjustable truss rods, this one is due for a neck reset. Cosmetic blemishes are minor considering the age. The pictures show a some play wear on the top, and there are minor dings around the body. The back has some minor buckle rash. Contrasted with other instruments of a similar vintage it’s in remarkably good condition.
Comes with pictured case which is believed to be original to the guitar. Priced is $3,200.
NAMM Show D-28
At the 2023 NAMM Show Martin introduced a limited-run D-28. Gloss-finished, it features their 1935 digital microburst which duplicates the finish of an instrument in the Martin museum with remarkable fidelity. It results in a stunning look. With Indian rosewood back and sides, forward-shifted scalloped bracing, and a 1-3/4 inch nut width, it does everything well that you’d expect a D-28 to do, and with a production run of less than 50 instruments, there have not been many of them made. Comes with a molded Martin hardshell case.
Price is $3,999.
Martin’s HD-28 is constructed with East Indian rosewood for back and sides, spruce for the top, and scalloped, forward-shifted bracing. An iconic guitar with an iconic sound, this one is Serial Number 2717663 and comes with a molded hardshell case. Scale length is 25.4 inches and 1 3/4 inches width at the nut.
Price: $3,399 (with hard shell case)
Martin based the OOO-28EC on Eric Clapton’s guitar of choice for his MTV Unplugged performance. Constructed from East Indian rosewood, the guitar features a 1935 Martin sunburst top. Visually striking and with a well-balance tone, it’s a mighty 14-fret instrument featuring a modified V neck and 13/4 inch nut. This one is Serial Number 2669232.
Price: $4,199 (with hard shell case)
Martin’s GPC model guitars always deliver a great sound. At the same time, the 13-series instruments offer surprising value. This new GPC-13e takes it all up a step higher with a beautifully done sunburst finish. Spruce top and ziricote back and sides make this solid wood Grand Performance cutaway a guitar with a sound that lives up to its great looks. Equipped with Fishman MX-T electronics and a built-in soundhole tuner that auto mutes, it comes with Martin’s premium soft-shell case.
Drop in and give it a play! It’s priced at $1,549.
Martin D-18e Modern Deluxe
The Martin D18e Modern Deluxe is a mighty instrument. Manufacturer-highlighted features “include Liquidmetal® bridge pins with red dots and a composite carbon fiber bridgeplate that boosts volume” along with a “Sitka spruce VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS) top, a dovetail neck joint, and natural protein glue construction,” but what really matters is how it feels in your hands and sounds in your audience’s ears. Fishman Aura VT electronics. Price: $4,199
Martin’s 000-12E Koa is constructed with koa fine veneer, which is an environmentally conscious, alternative-wood option, made by bonding koa hardwood to an African mahogany core. The result is the show-stopping look of a koa guitar at a great price. Aside from the balance and comfort of the 000, you will get mother-of-pearl-patterned rosette and fingerboard inlay, a full-gloss body, a soft-shell gig bag, and Fishman® MX-T electronics. Priced at $1,349.
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San Antonio, TX 78212
We are easy to reach from both the San Antonio International Airport and from Downtown.
We are at 4330 McCullough, and McCullough goes all the way downtown. In the old days, it was one of the few routes out of down town that didn’t cross railroad tracks. (A big deal when you have a wagon – I’ve heard. Never experienced it.) The maps and driving directions will help alot. Easy to know when you’re getting close because we’re just past the traffic circle/fountain.