Martin 000 15 Mahogany Auditorium Size REPAIRED
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-11)
Price : US $476.00
The Story Behind the Guitar:
This beautiful Martin mahogany 000-15 Auditorium size guitar was in pretty sad shape when I got it. As the result of a shipping mishap or someone's carelessness the headstock was snapped off and some of the wood was missing. It was a challenge, but I have restored this $900 guitar from hopeless disaster to a used classic in perfect condition for playing.
In restoring the neck, I carved a piece of mahogany to fill the gap resulting from the missing wood. I glued the neck pieces together with Tite Bond. After the glue was fully cured I filled in the joints with an epoxy build up material used by pattern makers and wood carvers. After shaping and sanding the repair area I sealed it and sprayed on several coasts of tinted nitrocellulose lacquer, sanding between coats, until the repair was obscured. On top of the tinted nitrocellulose, I sprayed a couple of coats of clear nitro. I polished the repair area, but if you prefer a matte finish, you can dull the area with 0000 steel wool.
This guitar has been tuned to pitch for more than two months now. The repair is completely stable and the instrument stays in tune. The guitar has the bright tone you would expect from a Martin product. It's a good choice for both flat picking and finger picking. The action is low, neck relief is minimal, and there is no fret buzz anywhere on the fretboard. Except for the added piece of mahogany mentioned above, everything on this guitar is original. You can find more information on this guitar on the Martin web site.
A TKL hardshell case is included with this guitar--a $50 dollar value by i
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-10-11)
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