Martin J12 40 12 String
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-11)
Price : US $1,929.
This is a Martin J12-40, the 12string version of the J40. Serial# 598146 which
according to Martin is from 1997.
Here are some of the specs but Google it for more details:
* Big CF MARTIN pearl inlaid headstock
* Gold Hardware with Ebony tuning knobs
* Ebony fingerboard with Pearl Hexagon position inlays (1 13/16' nut, 25.4'
* Rosewood back & sides
* Solid Sitka Spruce top
* Abalone rosette
* Ebony bridge
Arguably the best production 12 string ever made. Plays great and sounds better
than any 12 string I've ever come across. Deep bass, clear mids and singing chimey
highs. Very balanced and VERY loud! This guitar is a joy to play. Neck is straight
and plays easy all the way up the neck with perfect intonation. There is virtually zero fret wear.
She had a split on the topside lower bout which was repaired. It was cleated
and has a small quarter sized 'plug' which can be seen if you look real hard, but is
very difficult to photograph. This repair was done by Steve Helgeson of Moonstone
guitars, one of N. Americas finest luthiers. He also checked the whole guitar
out and it's solid as a rock. Check out his work at http://www.moonstoneguitars.com/index.html.
The top has suffered quite a few surface dings which I have tried to capture
in photos. Top also has some checking starting and what I thought may be a crack
running back from the bridge turns out to be just in the lacquer, it's been
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-08-11)
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I purchased this guitar and had a very thorough luthier clean it up and go over it. We are both curious as to what happened to this guitar to produce surface nicks. ohsweken at hotmail dot com