The 000-21 was a model that Martin produced with the 1.68 nut from 1939-1959. Martin only built 97 000-21s in 1950. The production level pales in comparison to the quantity of D-28s built that same year(475), so that gives you a good idea of just how rare the 000-21s are. To find one ordered as a factory left handed model is unheard of!
Features beautiful quartersawn Brazilian Rosewood back, sides, fingerboard, bridge, and peghead overlay, as well as a tighty grained Sitka spruce top. Has a 24.9 scale neck, 15” body, 14 frets to the body, tortoise binding top and bottom.
This guitar is loud and has a strong bass response, especially for a 000 model! The openness and clarity of the guitar is simply stunning. Many C.F. Martin collectors hold this era in very high regard; playing this guitar it is easy to understand why! EXC condition for a Martin of this vintage.
This guitar has recently been inspected by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music, an authorized Martin repair center since 1979. This guitar may benefit from a neck reset depending on your preference for string height. Right now it measures 7/64 on the low E and 6/64 on the high E at the 12th fret, fairly close to the Martin specs of 7/64-low E and 5/64-high E. Includes a 1st generation Martin blue/blue thermoplastic case from the early 1970s.
This is truly a very rare and desirable find for the left handed Martin collector!