A stunning conversion that started life as a late 1930s Martin C-2 archtop. The C-2's scale length and the fact they're considerably cheaper than flat tops of this period, make them ripe for conversion. This one was done in the US by luthier John Greven; the tone and quality of the conversion is a testament to his excellent work.
This guitar has been re-topped with old Adirondack spruce. A toner was then applied, before a final clear coat. Other features include beautifully figured Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Herringbone trim to the top, non original Ebony bridge, snowflake inlays, repro tortoiseshell guard, original open back Grover tuners, Mahogany neck and an Ebony board.
The tone is absolutely stunning, harmonically rich, balanced and loud. It's every bit as good as you would expect from a golden era Martin, at a fraction of the price. A must try for any vintage Martin enthusiast. Complete with modern hard shell case. The original top and hardware are also available with the sale.