10 October 2008
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A GUITAR, STYLE SPD-16K2, NAZARETH, PA., 1999
The headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833, stamped on the neck block 710354, length of back 20 in (510 mm) with case (2)
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The all Koa wood body SPD-16K2 was introduced in 2000 as a Special Edition dreadnought guitar. It incorporated details found only on earlier vintage Martins, like the pearl rosette along with snowflake and cat's eye motif inlaid on the fingerboard and bridge. Production ended in 2004. This guitar was built as a production prototype.
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