1938 Martin 00-21S 14 fret
Here is a rare and much sought after 14-fret 00-21 from the 1930s. Serial #71,667 rare special order 14 fret model, Brazilian rosewood, original finish, has a T bar, structurally sound, original open back Grover G-98 tuners (which appear to have never been off), original fretboard and frets etc, recent neck set, bridge has been replaced but bridge plate appears original
A total of eleven 00-21S guitars were sold between 1935 and 1938. All were sold to dealers in the Chicago area. Ten went to Lyon & Healy and one to William Lewis & Son., Four 0-21S guitars were made between 1930 and 1940. Beautiful tone, low action and plays so sweet.
Vintage 1930’s Martin 00-21
Almost all 00-21 guitars from the period were 12-fret models but between 1935 and 1938 a total of twelve 00-21 guitars were made with 14 fret necks, all were sold to dealers in Chicago but all but one was ordered by just one dealer. This particular guitar is the second last example made.
The S was added on the end of the 00-21 (00-21S) because it was a 1930’s special order Martin guitar.
Like all style 21 guitars it has a herringbone sound hole ring and herringbone back-stripe.
Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
Top: Red spruce (Adirondack)
Not for sale, just for info purposes,
1938 Martin 00-21S original G98 open back Grover tuners
1938 Martin 00-21S Brazilian rosewood back
1938 Martin 00-21S