1964 Martin 00-21 New Yorker Acoustic Guitar! Brazilian Rosewood NY Model! Steel String!
This is a great model that is basically Martin's first "reissue" model of a 1920's 00-21. This guitar was made in early 1964. The guitar is all-original except for a...
This is a great model that is basically Martin's first "reissue" model of a 1920's 00-21. This guitar was made in early 1964. The guitar is all-original except for a repaired area on the back of the body as shown. There is a little bit of wave there but structurally the guitar is nice. The guitar needs a neck reset. The guitar sounds incredible even though the action is high. This will be a great guitar after a neck set. The guitar comes with what could be the original case though not sure on that.
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, with 275 made during the peak year of 1964.