Martin Custom Shop Limited Edition Sinker Mahogany Dreadnought ~ Secondhand

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Martin Custom Shop Limited Edition Sinker Mahogany Dreadnought ~ Secondhand
£2,999.00
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Martin Custom Shop Sinker Mahogany Dreadnought, made in 2018 and in good condition other than some light marks in the finish. Features include a solid Sitka Spruce top, solid Sinker Mahogany back, sides, neck and neck block, 25.4" scale length, 14 Fret body join and a 1 11/16" Nut width. Complete with case.

Sinker Mahogany” has its origins in the Central American country of Belize, roughly 300 years ago when the British felled massive 250 - 300 year old trees which were ideal for shipbuilding.
These enormous logs were floated downstream to be processed near the port where they would be exported and along the way, the oldest, most dense logs would settle on the bottom of the river. Some would become trapped by obstructions, while others would take on enough water to ultimately lose their buoyancy and sink to the bottom. In the intervening three centuries the rivers changed course, in some cases making these long-submerged logs accessible. A cottage industry has sprung up in Belize in which these logs are re-harvested by locals, the work is laborious and dangerous but lucrative.
Re-harvested sinker logs command big prices from the luxury yacht and auto builders as well as furniture makers who covet its marvellous properties and as a relatively small-volume buyer, Martin faces fierce competition for the sinker mahogany harvest but by having their specialists in-country to evaluate the harvest early on, Martin was able to secure this rarest of woods. The huge-voiced Martin Custom Shop Westside Limited Edition Sinker Mahogany models are the result, they thrive on being played hard and its attack is extremely responsive to your picking.


D-SINKERMAHOGANY

D-14 Fret body size

Signed by CF Martin IV

Sitka Spruce top

Sitka/Scalloped forward shifted1/4" bracing

Sinker Mahogany back & sides

Sinker Mahogany neck

Sinker Mahogany neck block

Mod Low Oval neck profile

Gloss/Satin neck finish

Solid East Indian Rosewood headplate

Large Old Style headplate decal

Black Ebony fingerboard & bridge

Faux tortoise pickgaurd- beveled & polished

25.34" scale length

1 11/16" nut width

11 1/2" width at upper bout

15 5/8" width at lower bout

Open gear tuners w/ butterbean knobs

MA550T strings

3-Ply Olive Drab hard case
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“Sinker Mahogany” has its origins in the Central American country of Belize roughly 300 years ago when the British felled massive, 250 - 300 year old trees which were ideal for shipbuilding.

 

The enormous logs were floated downstream to be processed near the port where they would be exported.

A Sinker Mahogany tree being recovered from a river

Along the way, the oldest, most dense logs would settle on the bottom of the floating mass.

 

Some would become trapped by obstructions, while others would take on enough water to ultimately lose their buoyancy and sink to the bottom of the river.

A Sinker Mahogany tree before and after cutting

In the intervening three centuries the rivers changed course, in some cases making these long-submerged logs accessible.

 

A cottage industry has sprung up in Belize in which these logs are re-harvested by locals. The work is laborious and dangerous but lucrative.

Sinker Mahogany logs being cut

Re-harvested sinker logs command big prices from the luxury yacht and auto builders as well as furniture makers who covet its marvellous properties.

Logs of Sinker Mahogany

As a relatively small-volume buyer, Martin faces fierce competition for the sinker mahogany harvest.

 

But by having their specialists in-country to evaluate the harvest early on, Martin was able to secure this rarest of woods.

The huge-voiced Martin Custom Shop Westside Limited Edition Sinker Mahogany models are the result.

They thrive on being played hard and its attack is extremely responsive to your picking.

Each Westside Sinker Mahogany Limited Edition Custom Shop guitar has been personally signed by Chris Martin IV, CEO of Martin Guitars

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