Repair Spotlight: 1927 Martin 0-42 from Jim’s Bench

vitnage 1927 Martin 0-42 guitar

This beautiful, no crack, vintage 1927 Martin 0-42 guitar is fresh off Jim’s bench after getting a little TLC. He’s owned this guitar for many years and has just recently started prioritizing some of these special guitars for restoration. Really fine guitars with primarily playability issues are some of his favorite projects. This 0-42 guitar has some obvious play wear on the top, but no rough use or damage. He very carefully removed and reset the neck, reglued the bridge, added a new bridge saddle and dressed the original bar frets. It was clear that this was a fine sounding guitar, even with the very high action, but now being playable once again, it’s prime for every day playing for the next 88 years. It is currently on hold for a customer from Houston, but if he passes, it will be up for sale.

vintage 1927 Martin 0-42 guitar full body

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