C. F. Martin D-12-20 12 String Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1971)

C. F. Martin  D-12-20 12 String Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1971)
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C. F. Martin D-12-20 Model 12 String Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1971), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 278922, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case.
 
Overall length is 41 7/16 in. (105.2 cm.), 15 5/8 in. (39.7 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 25 in. (635 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/8 in. (48 mm.).

This guitar shows some light wear but is clean overall and does not appear much played. There are no cracks to the top, back, or sides; there is a small "smile" crack on the back of the headstock below the low E tuner that is solidly sealed up and fairly inconspicuous. The bridge appears original with a newer saddle and the slots in front of the pins deepened somewhat. The pickguard is replaced (the original black acetate pickguards of this period have usually curled up like a potato chip by now), but everything else on the guitar is original.

This one still has the openback Waverly tuners typical of the 1960s instead of the very heavy "box" Grover pegs Martin used on many '70s 12-strings, and handling is better as a result. There appears to have been a nicely done neck reset and this is an excellent-sounding playing guitar, housed in a more modern Martin HSC. Overall Excellent Condition.