Oh, the legend of a fine guitar! This is an historic Martin guitar, by any measure. Originally commissioned by a key Martin dealer in 1965 as a birthday present for his wife. "Duende" was her dog's name, which is why he pulled some strings at Martin to have it inscribed into the heel block.
It features the highest grade Brazilian rosewood back & sides - check out the "spider-webbing" in our photos
"45" quality, Adirondack spruce top (there's a story behind the top too, just ask us)
This guitar is unique in that it is the only 000-21 made in '65. The 000-21 before it was late Oct. 1960, and the one after (and there is only one) was ordered April 15, 1965. This info was provided by Martin Guitars and comes from the 1918-1966 bookings ledger.
Slotted headstock with original, cool looking, 3 on a plate tuning machines
Abalone "45 style" rosette
Tortoiseshell colored body bindings
Strap pin in heel and tail
Tortoiseshell colored pickguard
Along the way this guitar has had a well done neck set and slightly over-sized bridge replacement
The serial number is 200,000. Because of this fact, and the rarity of this guitar - the Martin factory has asked us to provide photos of this guitar for their archives
Wider, comfortable 1 7/8" nut width
Ebony fretboard with Mother of Pearl dot markers
The top, back & sides are crack free!
We just repaired a minor headstock crack, most of it under the tuning machines side plate
Gosh, it sounds incredible - so solid and pure is the tone!