Happy #martinmonday ! Swipe through the pics.
This is an 0-28 made Dec 8 1893.
I took these photos in 2005 way back when Tyler of @stangguitars and I worked together. This was my first and only encounter with a "New York" stamped @martinguitar .
Until then, I was enough of a green horn to think that all Martin's were Nazareth PA stamped.
I was even so bold as to call it a possible knock-off to the customer asking for an appraisal - based on this feature. It wasn't until after our late great store owner measured it up, using the Dick Boak book, he pinned it to approx. late 1800's. I later found, while swooning over it, the ever so faint pencil markings on the top's underside, pinning it down to an exact day. Dec 8, 1893. Redeemed! Also learning that Chris Martin's earliest instruments were stamped of New York.
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