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1937 Martin F-7 Brazilian/Adirondack
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Status
Sold
Brand
Martin Guitars
Product Year
1937
Model
F-7
Serial #
65798
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2443
Condition
Excellent, appears to be completely original but for some of the tuners which are exact replacement Grovers. No cracks or repairs, super clean body and neck. Rare condition for a 1937 guitar.
Body Type(s)
Large
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony - Adjustable
Rosette
F Holes
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Hexagon
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Black
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.125 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
24.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
628.65 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.626 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Only 187 F series Martins were ever produced and probably only 40-50 of those were the Martin F-7 Archtop model we have here. It's 16" body with a carved arched top and a back arched by way of curved braces was unique at it's time and was the foundation for the 0000 M body flattop Martins that came after. This is a BIG sounding guitar. This particular F-7 Martin has a lot of energy and really cuts. The Brazilian Rosewood is the kind we all lust after, straight and dark and the Adirondack top has perfect grain. This one has been preserved remarkably well making it, in our opinion, one of the finest and rarest Martin F-7 Archtop guitars you'll find anywhere.

What a gem! This one is in superb condition for being more than 70 years old. No cracks, no repairs and completely original but for a few tuners. It plays perfectly and has major tone and energy. Great for chords, single line melodies and fingerstyle. It does it all with vintage Martin perfection.
 
I've seen these in photos, but never got the chance to play one. The Brazilian rosewood on the back and sides is exquisite and the tone is clear and cutting for those chopped chords. It has a lot of charisma too.
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SCALE LENGTH 24.75 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Only 187 F series Martins were ever produced and probably only 40-50 of those were the Martin F-7 Archtop model we have here. It's 16" body with a carved arched top and a back arched by way of curved braces was unique at it's time and was the foundation for the 0000 M body flattop Martins that came after.
 

What a gem! This one is in superb condition for being more than 70 years old.
 
I've seen these in photos, but never got the chance to play one. The Brazilian rosewood on the back and sides is exquisite and the tone is clear and cutting for those chopped chords.
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