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    The F-9 was Martin's top-of-the-line archtop and the most expensive guitar that they made in the 1930s -- even more than a D-45! This 1936 model features a sunburst carved spruce top, gorgeous Brazilian rosewood sides and back, and a 14-fret mahogany neck. Other features include a nice hinged tailpiece, 45-style backstrip, gold hardware, and Grover tuners with fancy engraved “M” designs on butterbean buttons. Only 72 of this model were made. There is some finish wear on the top, sides, and back of neck, but overall it’s in very good/excellent condition.
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  • Sunburst carved spruce top
  • Gorgeous Brazilian rosewood sides and back
  • 14-fret mahogany neck
  • 20-fret ebony fingerboard with abalone hexagon inlays
  • Adjustable ebony bridge
  • Hinged tailpiece labeled "MARTIN" / "GROVER / PAT.APPL'D FOR" (repaired)
  • 45-style backstrip
  • ~24.9" scale
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • 16-1/8" lower bout
  • Tortoise plastic peghead overlay with block "C.F. MARTIN" logo
  • Individual Grover tuners with fancy engraved "M" designs on butterbean buttons
  • Gold hardware
  • White-bound tortoise plastic pickguard with replacement chrome mount (should be w-b-w-bound)
  • Rare model! (only 72 made)
  • Our shop recently reset the neck, refretted, and installed a new bone nut
  • Original hardshell case (green lining)
  • VG-EC with some finish wear on top, side, and back of neck

Martin F-9 (1936)

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SKU: 45U-785

Regular price
$12,000 USD
Regular price
$20,000 USD
Sale price
$12,000 USD
The F-9 was Martin's top-of-the-line archtop and the most expensive guitar that they made in the 1930s -- even more than a D-45! This 1936 model features a sunburst carved spruce top, gorgeous Brazilian rosewood sides and back, and a 14-fret mahogany neck. Other features include a nice hinged tailpiece, 45-style backstrip, gold hardware, and Grover tuners with fancy engraved “M” designs on butterbean buttons. Only 72 of this model were made. There is some finish wear on the top, sides, and back of neck, but overall it’s in very good/excellent condition.
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  • Sunburst carved spruce top
  • Gorgeous Brazilian rosewood sides and back
  • 14-fret mahogany neck
  • 20-fret ebony fingerboard with abalone hexagon inlays
  • Adjustable ebony bridge
  • Hinged tailpiece labeled "MARTIN" / "GROVER / PAT.APPL'D FOR" (repaired)
  • 45-style backstrip
  • ~24.9" scale
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • 16-1/8" lower bout
  • Tortoise plastic peghead overlay with block "C.F. MARTIN" logo
  • Individual Grover tuners with fancy engraved "M" designs on butterbean buttons
  • Gold hardware
  • White-bound tortoise plastic pickguard with replacement chrome mount (should be w-b-w-bound)
  • Rare model! (only 72 made)
  • Our shop recently reset the neck, refretted, and installed a new bone nut
  • Original hardshell case (green lining)
  • VG-EC with some finish wear on top, side, and back of neck