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Custom Major Kealakai

Custom Major Kealakai

$7,999.00
4.8 out of 5 Customer Rating
Major Kealakai was a guitar, trombone, and flute player trained by the Royal Hawaiian Band and was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 1996. In 1916, Martin made the Major a unique custom guitar that was wider, deeper, and longer than a 000. Designed to be louder to help fill concert halls, this historic guitar was the precursor to the Dreadnought. Martin honors Major Kealakai with this limited edition 12-fret custom instrument. It features a vintage gloss finished sinker mahogany back and sides that are complemented with Madagascar rosewood binding and a vintage gloss finished Adirondack spruce VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS) top. It also includes a dovetail neck joint, hide glue construction, an authentic 1931 neck shape and 1931 X-bracing, and a slotted headstock with Golden Age relic nickel side-mount tuners. This limited-edition gem comes with a quality hardshell case.

Custom Major Kealakai

MARTIN AUTHENTIC ACOUSTIC LIFESPAN® 2.0 GUITAR STRINGS - Light

Next generation Martin® Authentic Acoustic® Lifespan® 2.0 strings are engineered using a new, patented anti-corrosion treatment only available from Martin. It protects the core and wrap wire to prevent corrosion without compromising tone or feel. Our impeccable standards for acoustic guitar tone are embedded in our string design and precision manufacturing process. That’s why we make our own.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Martin Guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty is valid only for the original owner of the instrument purchased from the authorized Martin Guitar dealer located within the United States or Canada, to which the instrument was originally shipped. The instrument must be registered for warranty online at martinguitar.com.

 

The warranty is not transferrable to another owner. Instruments purchased outside of the US or Canada are eligible for coverage provided by the authorized Martin Guitar distributor in the country where it was purchased. The dealer where you purchased your instrument will provide warranty details.

Specifications - Overview

  • Body Size: K-12 Fret
  • Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
  • Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1931 X Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 7/8"
  • Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Neck Shape: Authentic 1931
  • Back Material: Sinker Mahogany
  • Neck Taper: Standard Taper
  • Side Material: Sinker Mahogany
  • Electronics: None
  • Electronics Options: None

Specifications - Top

  • Top Color: Clear
  • Bridge Style: Custom
  • Binding: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16"
  • Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Top Detail: None
  • Bridge Pin Material: Ebony
  • Pickguard: None
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
  • Pickguard Inlay: None
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16"

Specifications - Body

  • Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Back and Sides Color: Maple
  • Brace Size: 5/16"
  • Back Detail: None
  • Back Purfling/Strip: None
  • Back Inlay Material: None
  • Heelcap: None
  • Side Detail: None
  • Endpiece: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Side Inlay Material: None
  • Endpiece Inlay: None

Specifications - Neck

  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 5/16"
  • Neck Color: Maple
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: 18 Old Style Authentic 1931
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Neck Joins Body At: 12th Fret
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: None
  • Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid

Specifications - Headstock

  • Headstock Shape: Slotted with Round Slots, 1931 Taper and Diamond
  • Tuning Machines: Golden Age Relic Nickel Side Mount
  • Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Knob: Cream
  • Headplate Logo Style: Stamped on Back of Headstock
  • Headplate Binding Material: None

Specifications - Misc

  • Case: Ply Hardshell
  • Label: None