MARTIN 00 17 Guitar from my collection
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-31)
Price : US $2,475.
I bought this little Martin 00-17 about 20 or 25 years ago and in that time have probably played it two or three hours. It is in the same condition as when I bought it. It is a beautiful little guitar but I have several other Martins and a variety of Arch Top electrics so I just never had much use for this. I'm selling off some of my collection and decided it is a shame no one is playing this who would treasure it and play it. It is a very nice little guitar considering it is a 1934, bought in the summer of 1934 in Chicago by a member of the Massey Family. Louise Massey and the Westerners were on WLS at the time, Dad Massey and his children were from New Mexico and had gone to Chicago to make it big in the music business, which they did. Louise went on to write ''My Adobe Hacienda'' and many other songs; became a well known singer and movie actress and had a fine swing band. When they moved to California to be in the movies with Gene Autry in 1935 or 36, one of the sons went back to New Mexico instead of going to California. He had bought this guitar while in Chicago and took it back to New Mexico with him. When he later moved to Montana he brought it with him. He apparantly never played much, mostly a few old time cowboy songs. When he got older he wanted some money more than the guitar and sold it to me.
It is in totally original condition except for the keys on the tuners. They were apparantly originally celluloid and o
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-10-31)
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