1998 Martin J-40 Custom Cutaway


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Natural, EX-, First of all, they don’t make a jumbo cutaway. So this is rather rare. The 40-level Martins are one of our favorites. Has a vertical Martin Pearl headstock logo, 45-level abalone hex inlays and soundhole rosette. Also has eight layers of top binding, three layers of binding on a high-grade ebony fingerboard. The back and sides are book-matched Indian rosewood. We took this in, hydrated it and repaired a seam crack and fixed a loose brace. The tone is well…Jumbo with big bass, clear treble and now after 25 years a great sustain. It was played so it sounds open and complex. Expect a few scratches and dings on the top and back. But it was played with respect so nothing out of the ordinary. It sounds great, is fully serviced and looks cool with pickup and original hard case.