Martin Road Series 000RS1 Acoustic/Electric 2015
Martin 000RS1, made in Mexico 2015. This is a lovely little acoustic. It's got an all-solid sapele body, which lends it a rich, warm tone; like a dark hot chocolate on a cold winter evening. The neck is slim and reassuring; this is supremely easy to play and is one of those guitars that's hard to put down. The onboard pickup is simple but does the job nicely; this would hold up nicely as a busy gigging guitar. We arranged a repair on the top, see the notes below; it's excellent work and has left the guitar in brilliant order. There's room in every guitar player's heart for a tasty 000, and this one is a brilliantly attainable realisation of that dream.
Model: Martin 000RS1 (000 shape, Road Series)
Made: Mexico, 2015 (serial 1964269)
Finish: natural satin
Body: All solid sapele top, back and sides, 000 shape, 14 fret join, x-shape bracing (non-scalloped)
Neck: Select hardwood, Certified Richlite fingerboard
Mods: none (note repair described below)
Pickup: Fishman Sonitone
Case: Martin original hard shell case (wood)
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock and neck are pretty clean. Back has some minor rub wear from play and a couple of little dimples near the bottom edge, nothing noticeable really. The sides are pretty good; the bottom side has some glossing from contact and a couple of minor marks near the input jack. The top side has a repaired ding in the shoulder area and a couple of light scuffs. The top has had a repair: our local luthier has done a brilliant job so it's barely visible (see close up pic); it was a small crack from impact on the edge that extended 10cm or so into the top, starting 10cm or so up from the rear strap pin. It's been glued up and the brace below has been re-glued, so it's in tip-top shape now. Aside from that, just some light glossing from play and some light play scratches on the guard. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 12/53s.