Martin Size 1 De Goni Authentic 1843 Guitar & Case

Martin celebrates the very first Size 1 model and the earliest X-braced guitar ever documented with a special replica instrument. The story of X-bracing began in 1843 when C.F. Martin made a special X-braced guitar for Madame Delores N. de Goñi after entertaining her in his home. Madame de Goñi was probably the finest professional guitar soloist of her time, and her performances were widely popular throughout the Americas between 1841 and 1892. She pronounced Martin guitars to be "superior to any instruments of the kind [she had] ever seen in this country or Europe for tone, workmanship, and facility of execution!" This replica of that revolutionary guitar is true to the original, right down to the replica paper label.   More Details...

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Model Size 1 DeGoni Authentic 1843
Construction Dovetail Neck Joint – Hide Glue Construction
Body Size Size 1 12-Fret
Top Material Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Top Detail None
Rosette Custom
Bracing Pattern Authentic 1843 X
Brace Shape Non-Scalloped
Brace Material Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Brace Size 1/4”
Back Material Guatemalan Rosewood
Back Detail None
Back Purfling/Strip Custom
Side Material Guatemalan Rosewood
Side Detail None
Endpiece Ebony
Endpiece Inlay Maple
Binding Guatemalan Rosewood
Top Inlay Material Multi-Stripe
Side Inlay Material Maple
Back Inlay Material Maple
Neck Material Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape Authentic 1843
Neck Taper Standard Taper
Plek No
Nut Material Nickel Silver
Headstock Shape Slotted with 1843 Taper and Diamond
Headplate Material Guatemalan Rosewood
Headplate Detail None
Headplate Logo Style Stamped on Back of Headstock
Headplate Binding Material None
Heelcap Ebony
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Scale Length 24.9”
Neck Joins Body At 12th Fret
Number of Frets Total 19
Fingerboard Width at Nut 1-7/8”
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret 2-5/16”
Fingerboard Inlay Material None
Fingerboard Inlay Style None
Fingerboard Binding Material None
Side Dots Mother of Pearl
Back and Side Finish Vintage Gloss
Back and Sides Color None
Finish Top Vintage Gloss
Top Color Clear
Finish Neck Vintage Gloss
Neck Color Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material Ebony
Bridge Style Authentic Pyramid – Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing 2-5/16”
Saddle Bone
Saddle Radius 16”
Tuning Machines Brass Demet Style side Mount
Recommended Strings Classical Premium High Tension/Tie End M165
Knob Bone
Bridge Pin Material Faux Ivory
Bridge Pin Dots Abalone
Pickguard None
Pickguard Inlay None
Case Coffin
Label C. F. Martin & Schatz Made for Madame De Gone
Electronics Not Available
Left Handed Availability Yes
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