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2010 Sobell Martin Simpson Signature, African Blackwood/German Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Sobell, Stefan
Product Year
2010
Model
Martin Simpson Signature
Serial #
1509
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1134
Condition
Various pick marks and scratches around waist and upper bout. Some scattered top dings. Small finish crack at back by tailblock. Some finish shrinkage at bindings. Minor B/e fret wear.
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Blackwood - African
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Wenge
Neck Profile
V - Hard
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Crows' Feet
Top Trim
Crow's Feet
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
Melamine
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
Highlander
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
12.5 in
Lower Bout
16.625 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
4.25 in
Scale Length
25.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
654 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45 mm
String Spacing
2.375 in
String Spacing (mm)
60 mm
Weight
5 lb. 7 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Martin Simpson and Stefan Sobell are two of the main reasons Dream Guitars ever got started! Naturally, Sobell’s Martin Simpson Signature model is a force to be reckoned with. This is a fantastic example from 2010 in African Blackwood and German Spruce with some honest play wear that tells us this guitar hasn’t been collecting dust in its case at all. 
Big voice from a big box (over 16.5 inches at the lower bout), but with Sobell’s heavily radiused top and back this MS Signature still fits easily in our arms, and is a very easy player with a slick setup and a wide V neck. This Sobell is a natural choice for DADGAD, but it can really handle a variety of tunings up and down from there, and the 1.78” nut gives the left hand a bit more room to get around those complex chord voicings. The tone of this Martin Simpson Signature is lively and very energetic, and it responds handsomely to a more aggressive attack. Want a guitar to handle whatever you can throw at it? This Sobell is more than up for the task: if it can keep up with Martin Simpson, you know it’s worth it’s weight in gold.


Other keywords: finger style, fingerpicking, abw, blackwood, calton case, crow’s feet, crow’s foot, purfling, lutherie, luthier, gotoh

I've loved Stefan Sobell's guitars for many years now, thanks to the one and only Martin Simpson! When these two fellows collaborate, it makes for an incredible fingerstyle guitar, here with a 25.75" scale for dropped tunings.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.75 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.375 in
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
BLACKWOOD - AFRICAN

Martin Simpson and Stefan Sobell are two of the main reasons Dream Guitars ever got started! Naturally, Sobell’s Martin Simpson Signature model is a force to be reckoned with.
 

I've loved Stefan Sobell's guitars for many years now, thanks to the one and only Martin Simpson! When these two fellows collaborate, it makes for an incredible fingerstyle guitar, here with a 25.75" scale for dropped tunings.
 
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