1970 Martin 0-16NY

$ 3800.00

Conceived as a throwback to vintage guitars during the folk revival, Martin’s “New Yorkers” of the 1960s and 1970s turned out to be some of the best sounding guitars built in that era. This guitar is lightly braced and weighs almost nothing, so highly suggest low tension or silk-and-steel strings. But for such a small guitar, it has an amazingly loud and sweet voice. Note the wide grain spruce top in the photos.

This particular guitar has been very well looked after, with not much in the way of marks or blemishes beyond some minor scuffing on the back of the headstock (presumably from a tuner) and a little scuffing around the endpin (presumably from a strap). The neck was professionally reset and is straight and true, but note that there is the usual very minor finish discoloration around the neck joint that happens with a neck reset. See photos for the condition. But for being over 50 years old, this is in unbelievable condition, especially the top which is almost like it came out of the factory.

Also included is the original bill of sale and a 1971 letter from the Martin factory confirming the warranty registration!

  • Serial Number 264327
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Spruce top
  • Rosewood bridge and fingerboard 
  • Satin lacquer finish
  • 1 7/8″ Nut width
  • 24 7/8″ Scale length
  • Non-original hard case