This 1-45 (size 1 with Style 45 trim) is from that first official year of Style 45 guitars. In light of its historical importance, it seems appropriate that this guitar is from the collection of the late Mike Longworth. Longworth's connection Style 45 Martins extends beyond his longtime role as company historian and author of the first book on Martin's history. The former Tennessee-based repairman was hired by Martin to perform the inlay work when Martin revived the D-45 in 1968.
Among the features of this earliest version of Style 45 are an ivory bridge, inlaid tuner buttons and an unbound peghead with ultra deluxe inlay.
This instrument (inv. #AB7087) is in VG condition, with several repaired top and side cracks. With a hardshell case it is offered at $25,000.
This instrument is SOLD
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