1961 Martin 00-21 NEW YORKER Acoustic Guitar - Brazilian Rosewood NY Model Steel String
1961 Martin 00-21NY New Yorker Acoustic Guitar in Natural! On-Hold. Exceptionally clean 60 year old 00-21 New Yorker with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Hard to imagine this is 60 years...
1961 Martin 00-21NY New Yorker Acoustic Guitar in Natural!
On-Hold. Exceptionally clean 60 year old 00-21 New Yorker with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Hard to imagine this is 60 years old! This is a great model that is basically Martin's first "reissue" model of a 1920's 00-21. This would be preferred in today's world as many 20's Martin's couldn't take steel strings like these so this is a great option. This guitar was made in 1961.
The guitar is all-original and very clean. Other than one very small hairline near center seam 2 in. crack (repaired), and some very light checking on the top, this guitar is close to mint condition. There are a few scratches here and there, but it's truly an exceptionally clean example. The guitar plays perfectly thanks to a professional neck reset at some point. The guitar sounds great and is hard to beat if you like the double "O" body size. The guitar comes with a newer hardshell case.
These were the first reissues of earlier style guitars to appear in Martin’s catalog. The NY designation stood for “New York,” [but] by today’s standards the NY models weren’t much like the old Martins with the New York stamp. With satin lacquer (low-gloss) finishes, slotted headstocks, no fretboard dots, and no pickguard many potential customers assumed they were nylon-string guitars. Martin ads suggested they were for steel or nylon strings, and often shipped them with silk and steel strings. …Until this time, the standard 00-21 (with fretboard dots and a pickguard) had been the only 12-fret, slotted headstock model to bridge the gap between the original Martin guitar and its highly evolved namesake." Made for only 5 years, between 1961 and 1965, C F Martin Company built a total of 906 of these 00-21NY models.