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Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
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Average value of 1940s 4-string guitar?

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Average value of 1940s 4-string Martin guitar?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising musical instruments for over 40 years, and I can help you with this. Please tell me the model number. If you look inside toward the neck, there should be a model number and a serial number. Please tell me both if you can.



Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It does not have a model number. It is marked as a C J Martin made in Nazareth PA. It has Grover machine heads. It is 32.5" long. And 11.5" at it's widest point.
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.


If you look inside, there should be a block that supports the neck of the guitar. You will probably have to look at an angle. I will be able to identify this from a photo. There are a few different, models. There is spruce top , mahagony back, spruce top rosewood back, and all mahogany dark brown top as well.

Can you post a photo of this? Front and back.
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