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  • Model:  K-1 Major Kealakai Guitar & Case
  • Body Size:   K 12-Fret
  • Construction:     Dovetail Neck Joint, Hide Glue Construction
  • Back and Sides:   Sinker Mahogany
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce with VTS (Torrefied)
  • Bracing: Adirondack Spruce with VTS, Scalloped, 5/16"
  • Bracing Pattern:  Authentic 1931 X Brace 
  • Binding, Endpiece: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
  • Top Inlay: Multi-Stripe
  • Pickguard: None
  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 25.4”
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut:   1-7/8”
  • Neck Shape:  Authentic 1931
  • Neck Taper:   Standard
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18, Authentic 1931
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Neck Joins Body At:   12th Fret
  • Headstock Shape:   Slotted with Round Slots, 1931 Taper and Diamond
  • Tuning Machines:   Golden Age Relic Nickel Side Mount, Cream Buttons
  • Headplate:   Madagascar Rosewood, Logo Stamped on Back of Headstock
  • Nut Material:   Bone
  • Bridge:     Ebony, Pyramid Stauffer, Drop-In Saddle
  • Saddle:     Bone, Compensated
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16”
  • Bridge Pin Material: Ebony with Abalone Dots
  • Finish:     Vintage Gloss Body & Neck, Clear Top
  • Case:     Wooden Hardhell, Arched Top
  • Label:   None

Martin K-1 Major Kealakai Guitar & Case

Martin K-1 Major Kealakai Guitar & Case

Expert Setup
USA Only
Limited Warranty

SKU: K1-MAJOR

Regular price $7,999 USD
Regular price Sale price $7,999.00 USD
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Experience the Elderly Difference
The original Martin K-1 Major Kealakai Guitar was built in 1915 for the renowned multi-instrumentalist in the Royal Hawaiian Band.  A precursor to the dreadnought, this guitar features a unique body shape, similar to a 12-fret 000, but wider, deeper and longer.  Body is of Sinker mahogany with a VTS Adirondack top, all finished with Martin's Vintage Gloss finish.
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  • Model:  K-1 Major Kealakai Guitar & Case
  • Body Size:   K 12-Fret
  • Construction:     Dovetail Neck Joint, Hide Glue Construction
  • Back and Sides:   Sinker Mahogany
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce with VTS (Torrefied)
  • Bracing: Adirondack Spruce with VTS, Scalloped, 5/16"
  • Bracing Pattern:  Authentic 1931 X Brace 
  • Binding, Endpiece: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
  • Top Inlay: Multi-Stripe
  • Pickguard: None
  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 25.4”
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut:   1-7/8”
  • Neck Shape:  Authentic 1931
  • Neck Taper:   Standard
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18, Authentic 1931
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Neck Joins Body At:   12th Fret
  • Headstock Shape:   Slotted with Round Slots, 1931 Taper and Diamond
  • Tuning Machines:   Golden Age Relic Nickel Side Mount, Cream Buttons
  • Headplate:   Madagascar Rosewood, Logo Stamped on Back of Headstock
  • Nut Material:   Bone
  • Bridge:     Ebony, Pyramid Stauffer, Drop-In Saddle
  • Saddle:     Bone, Compensated
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16”
  • Bridge Pin Material: Ebony with Abalone Dots
  • Finish:     Vintage Gloss Body & Neck, Clear Top
  • Case:     Wooden Hardhell, Arched Top
  • Label:   None
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