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Martin Size 1 De Goni Authentic 1843 Guitar

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Martin celebrates the very first Size 1 model and the earliest X-braced guitar ever documented. The story of X-bracing began in 1843 when C. F. Martin made a special X-braced guitar for Madame Delores N. de Goñi after entertaining her in his home. Madame de Goñi was probably the finest professional guitar soloist of her time. Her performances were widely popular throughout the Americas between 1841 and 1892. She pronounced Martin guitars to be "superior to any instruments of the kind [she had] ever seen in this country or Europe for tone, workmanship, and facility of execution!"  This replica of that revolutionary guitar is true to the original right down to the torn paper label and authentic gut strings.


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Size 1 De Goni Authentic 1843
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Specifications Overview

Body Size:

Size 1-12 Fret

Finish Top:

Vintage Gloss


Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction

Back & Side Finish:

Vintage Gloss

Bracing Pattern:

Authentic 1843 X Brace

Scale Length:


Brace Shape:


Fingerboard Width At Nut:

1 7/8''

Top Material:

Adirondack Spruce with VTS

Neck Shape:

Authentic 1843

Back Material:

Guatemalan Rosewood

Neck Taper:

Standard Taper

Side Material:

Guatemalan Rosewood


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