Martin CF1 American Archtop Pre-Owned 2005
Martin CF-1 American Archtop 2005
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The CF-1 is a full depth 17" Venetian cutaway guitar, with an X- braced arched spruce soundboard, and Kent Armstrong floating pickup. Built in the lineage of the great Benedetto designs, the sleek lines of the CF-1 are accentuated by the binding-free construction, lending the instrument a clean and dramatic appearance. Its honey blonde in colour and has a beautiful deep tone, bright when acoustic. Very responsive E bass string and lovely fast action.
This guitar has had only one owner since new. It is in excellent condition, though it has two repaired marks on the guitar top. The price reflects these cosmetic issues, instead please focus on the lovely flamed maple back, sides and neck.
The neck profile is a flattened gentle D, with smooth low action over nicely crowned medium frets on a fingerboard of solid black ebony. Tone is warm and full, with excellent feedback resistance. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.
Body size at lower bout: 17" Body Depth: 3" Scale length: 25" Nut: 1 3/4"
Label hand signed by the Dale Unger and CF Martin IV
Materials: Arched spruce top, arched flame maple back and sides; 3 piece tiger flame maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; ebony nut.
Hardware: Solid ebony hardware includes contoured tailpiece, finger rest, and compensated adjustable ebony bridge; gold Martin 510 tuners with ebony keys; custom Handwound Armstrong floating humbucking pickup with volume control, endpin jack.
Designed by noted luthier Dale Unger of American Archtop guitar fame, the CF guitars were built in Martin's Nazareth, PA factory under his direct supervision. Only a handful ever hit the UK.
Case: Original deluxe arched tweed plush hardshell case.
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