1990 Martin MC 68 Cutaway with Sitka Spruce and Curly Maple with Oval Soundhole ID-7510
1990 Martin MC 68 Cutaway with Sitka Spruce and Curly Maple with Oval Soundhole
Under the leadership of C.F. Martin IV, Martin and Co. has always built each of their guitars with extreme quality and beauty. All Martin guitars have always used top notch woods that are expertly inspected and selected by the wood experts at Martin. Nothing else sounds like a Martin guitar, and many of the most famous small builders in the world use Martin's original designs as foundations for their designs. With the introduction of the 60 series in 1985, Martin players finally had glorious figured maple behind the soundboard at last. The Martin MC-68 is a top of the line maple guitar, produced in limited quantities only through 1995. Premium features of the model include scalloped bracing, bound fingerboard and peghead, and the vertical 45 style peghead logo in high-color abalone.
This example is crafted of flamed tiger maple on the back and sides, with a Sitka spruce top. The Venetian cutaway and oval soundhole ensure a simple and elegant appearance. Additional appointments include the solid one-piece Honduras mahogany neck; solid ebony fingerboard; rosewood peghead veneer; solid bone nut; inlaid ebony bridge with bone saddle; gold Martin 16X1 tuners; variegated tortoise pickguard, and inlaid ivoroid bridgepins.
It has a wonderfully well balanced sound, and is a perfect choice for finger style players. There is excellent separation of tone on the MC 68 that is suits accompaniment incredibly effectively.
This 1990 Martin MC 68 Cutaway with Sitka Spruce and Curly Maple with Oval Soundhole is in good condition with only very minor fretwear. There is some slight binding separation, and some dents and scratches to the top, back and sides which we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. The original hardshell case included.
- Serial: 495046
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Flamed Maple
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 25.4"
- Year: 1990
- Bracing: Scalloped
- Inlays: MOP Dots
- Rosette: B/W/B/W/B/W/B/W
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ivoroid w/ MOP Dots
- Tuners: Gold Martin Sealed Tuners
- Purfling: B/W/B/W/B
- Body Binding: White
- Fretboard Binding: White
- Headstock Binding: White
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Backstrip: Multi-Color
- Headstock Shape: Solid paddle
- Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: Vertical 45 style peghead logo in high-color abalone
- Frets To Body: 14
- Case: Hardshell Case Included