For sale by JangleBox owner Steve Lasko
Martin HD7 Roger McGuinn
Limited Edition 7-String Guitar
This instrument is spectacular in tone, appearance and playability. I purchased it in late 2006 and am the sole owner. It is in very good condition with normal cosmetic surface swirls and some light playing scratches by the pick guard. There is a small indentation on the lower bout. The guitar has rarely been played in the past five years, but it’s been maintained in a humidity-controlled environment, with regular cleaning and string changes.
Featuring a doubled G-string, with the second string tuned an octave higher, the HD7 guitar captures McGuinn's signature "jingle-jangle" 12-string sound, but also offers the versatility to handle single-string runs, leads and bends. The extra power that the double-G lends to the mid-range sound is fantastic. This guitar features classic Martin quality throughout. The solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, and forward-shifted scalloped top braces provide rich, powerful tone. A Style 45 abalone pearl rosette surrounds the soundhole, and a Style 45 multicolored strip accents the bookmatched back. Bold herringbone purfling encircles the top, black/white fine line purfling embellishes the sides and back, and all three are bound in grained ivoroid.
The genuine mahogany modified V neck features a polished East Indian rosewood headplate on which "C. F. Martin" is inlaid in Style 45 block letters. The black African ebony fingerboard showcases Style 45 abalone hexagon position markers, with a subtle number "7" inlaid into the first hexagonal fret marker in mother of pearl. Roger McGuinn's signature is inlaid between the 19th and 20th frets. Both headplate and fingerboard are bound in grained ivoroid inset with mitered black/white line inlays. The grained ivoroid heelcap and endpiece likewise are accented with mitered back/white inlays.
The HD7 Roger McGuinn Signature Edition's top is tinted with vintage toner and protected by a polished tortoise-colored pickguard. Both the special nut and compensated saddle are fashioned from genuine bone. The body showcases a beautiful polished gloss finish, while the neck receives a satin finish.
Finally, the guitar has an L.R. Baggs Anthem pickup professionally installed by Picker's Supply in Fredericksburg, VA.
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
ROSETTE: Style 45
TOP BRACING PATTERN: D-OMLE Forward Shifted
TOP BRACES: Scalloped 5/16''
BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
BACK PURFLING: Style 45
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
ENDPIECE: Grained Ivoroid
ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/White Boltaron
BINDING: Grained Ivoroid
TOP INLAY STYLE: Bold Herringbone
SIDE INLAY: B/W Boltaron
BACK INLAY: B/W Boltaron
NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK SHAPE: Modified V
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADSTOCK: Special Solid 7 String Diamond SquareTaper
HEADPLATE: Solid East Indian Rosewood /C. F. Martin, Block Abalone Pearl
HEELCAP: Grained Ivoroid with B/W Inlay
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/4''
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Style 45 Hexagon
FINGERBOARD BINDING: Grained Ivoroid
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss Vintage Toner
FINISH NECK: Satin
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: Belly With 7th String Point
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: Special String Spacing
SADDLE: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
TUNING MACHINES: Schaller Gold w/ Small Ebony Knobs
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze (Extra .010'' Gauge ''G'' String)
BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Abalone Pearl Dots
PICKGUARD: Tortoise Color Beveled and Polished
INTERIOR PAPER LABEL: Signed By CFM IV & Roger McGuinn
Roger McGuinn’s Martin HD7
$3,750 SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY, PLEASE
Contact Steve Lasko for details: firstname.lastname@example.org • 703.758.1633
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