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Martin D-40 BLE Limited Edition Dreadnaught #18 of 50 - 1990

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Model: D-40 BLE w/Mark Leaf Case

Serial #: 497221

Weight: 4.14

Factory: Nazareth Plant, PA, USA
DOM: 1990

Production: Limited #18 of 50

Label Info: Signed by Chris Martin and Mike Longworth

Condition: Very Good

Conditional Notes: Overall this Martin D-40 BLE is in great condition. It's had some repair for cracking and separation of the binding. The binding is discolored in a few places. There are light scratches in places, but the finish remains very well preserved and there are no significant nicks or dings to the surfaces. Tonally this guitar projects and articulates every string beautifully! The action and playability of this guitar is what Martin is know for. There is very little wear to the frets, and the plastic remains intact over the pickguard.

-Binding was split in 3 places(Headstock Left Side, Body Back Binding past leg curve, Neck Joint Bottom), and some of the binding on the back edge was starting to separate.

-Binding has been re-glued in places

-Light surface scratches to back and side


Brand: Martin

Product Year: 1990 (Guitar of the Month)

Body Type: Large, Dreadnought

Back & Sides Wood: Rosewood - Brazilian

Top Wood: Spruce - Sitka

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Neck Profile: C

Bridge: Ebony

Rosette: Abalone

Top Trim: Abalone

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Bindings: White

Fret Markers: Abalone Diamonds & Snowflakes

Frets to Body: 14

Headplate: Rosewood - Brazilian

Headstock Bindings: White

Headstock Inlay: C.F. Martin in Abalone

Instrument Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Body Bindings: White

Tuners: Martin

Tuner Finish: Gold

Cutaway: None

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Pickup: None

Pickup (y/n): No

Body Length: 20 in

Upper Bout: 11.625 in

Lower Bout: 15.5 in

Body Depth Heel: 4 in

Body Depth Tail: 5 in

Scale Length: 25.4 in

Scale Length (mm): 645 mm

Nut Width: 1.72 in

Nut Width (mm): 43.5 mm

String Spacing: 2.125 in

String Spacing (mm): 54 mm

Case: Hardshell Case - Mark Leaf

Accessories: Documentation from Martin and Mark Leaf