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1996 Blazer&Henkes 000-42


Soundboard: Alpine Spruce
Back/Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony
Bracewood: Spruce


Body Style: 000
Bracing: Prewar Scalloped
Neck Profile: Standard
Headstock: Square
Cutaway: None
Scale Length: 25.4"
Frets to Body: 12
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Width at Bridge: 2 3/8"
Body Depth: 4 1/8"


Inlay: Diamonds
Headplate: Rosewood
Tuners: Engraved Gold
Binding: Ivoroid
Backstrip: Marquetry
Rosette: Abalone
Purfling: Abalone
Pickguard: None
Nut: Bone
Saddle: Ivory
Bridge Pins: Ivory
Electronics: None
Truss Rod:
Case: Hard



Due to an unfortunate and unexpected plumbing crisis, the purchaser of the Blazer & Henkes is being forced to sell it and another handmade instrument to raise cash. While we're sorry about the situation, it's great to have this fun, notable guitar on hand again. This guitar is #1...says so right on the label! By NO means the first guitar to be created by the experienced hands of German luthiers Wilhelm Henkes and Rudolph Blazer, this model still deservedly bears the serial number 1 because it represents the first Blazer&Henkes effort to recreate the 000 Martin 12 fret body style not long after they became dedicated to recreating the vintage guitars that they love so much. Bearclawed Alpine spruce paired with old growth Brazilian rosewood, assembled with authentic hide glue construction and bar frets...this prewar Martin reproduction demands the consideration of any vintage instrument buff with an open mind towards modern luthiers. The exquisite abalone purfling and fine detail work everywhere creates a constant battle between a desire to keep playing and enjoying the dry, vintage tone and to set the guitar down to enjoy its aesthetics. The Orlando model, a 12 fret 000 with 42 style trim, was limited to only 10 guitars. As the reputation of Blazer & Henkes experience, knowledge, and workmanship continues to grow, this guitar will become more and more desirable for its collectability as well as its considerable merits as a player's instrument. Overall the instrument is in excellent condition - the only blemish is a touch of lacquer crazing visible only at a certain angle.

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