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Custom Major Kealakai

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Custom Major Kealakai

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.
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Custom Major Kealakai


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


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"


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


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


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


Case: Ply Hardshell
Label: None