Plays and sounds incredibly well. It's had some minor work, but you would be hard pressed to find another in this condition. Vintage case included. Call for details.
Some details :
A new pyramid bridge was needed to make the instrument playable. Joe Campagna of Clarenden Hills in Illinois, made the bridge and did the repair work to the bridge plate. The old bridge had at one time been bolted or screwed on causing some damage to the top surrounding the bridge. Because of that damage, Joe made the new bridge slightly larger (maybe one sixteenth inch wider than normal). He did a beautiful job!
Also, shortly after that repair, the frets from 1 through 12 were replaced by Rick Cremer of North Aurora, Illinois. Since the originals were bar frets, the replacements were made of the same type of material only slightly thicker in gauge. This was done to straighten the bow of the neck, once again to make it playable. Rick did a superb job as well!
Finally, a neck reset was done on this instrument in 2007 by T. J. Thompson of West Concord, MA. T. J. is probably one of the most respected repairman in the country, dealing almost exclusively with vintage pre-war small bodied Martins. At that time, he also, repaired a couple of cracks that had developed on the top of the instrument. After T.J. was finished, the guitar played and sounded incredible! Still does.
Rare Taylor Custom Dread with Madagascar Rosewood.
Beautifully appointed Custom Dread
Adirondack Top with Aging Toner
Abalone / Rosette
Small Diamond Fretboard Inlay
Original Hardshell Case