We are happy to take requests from customers to locate vintage instruments, and the increasing demand for vintage Martin flat top acoustic guitars has become impossible to ignore. As just one example, Tom, a local picker and past customer, reached out for help locating the right vintage Martin dreadnought. We have many instruments not yet listed in inventory and going through the luthier repair process. We located a clean and original 1961 Martin D-18 with original hardshell case for Tom and had all the luthier work done before putting it in his hands. It was love at first strum.
What is motivating more players to seek out these guitars?
A vintage Martin is an heirloom quality guitar rooted in Americana and essential to the sound of our traditional music. Even hanging on the wall, you can admire the aesthetics of their simple beauty and design. Vintage Martin guitars are durable, surviving decades on minimal repair work, a testament to the craftsmanship of Martin’s factory workers and the company’s precise manufacturing processes.
Nostalgia for the 1960’s folk boom period has also helped fuel demand. Martin guitars played a central role in the acoustic roots revival music of the era with its frequent folk festivals. Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Crosby Stills & Nash all favored vintage Martin guitars, and used them to create unforgettable music and moments. You don’t have to be famous to connect with the music of the past, reach out to Original Vintage Guitars and we can help you get the right vintage Martin acoustic guitar for your sound. Our luthier just completed a large batch of work and this list of vintage Martin guitars will be joining our inventory soon.
Vintage Martin Guitars Coming Soon
- 1941 Martin 000-18 scalloped braces, wartime guitar, already sold
- 1943 Martin 000-21 scalloped braces, already sold
- 1946 Martin 00-18 tapered braces, already sold
- 1946 Martin 000-18 tapered braces, available now
- 1960 Martin 000-18 very clean, available now
- 1961 Martin D-18, already sold
- 1963 Martin D-28, already sold
- 1964 Martin D-28 near mint condition, available now
- 1965 Martin 000-18 with original case, already sold
- 1966 Martin 00-18 one owner guitar, available now
Please contact us if you are looking for a vintage Martin guitar, Original Vintage Guitars would love to help you find the right one. We also buy vintage Martin guitars so please reach out if you have one to sell.