This special museum quality guitar is truly a one of a kind! Originally built for the Martin Museum featuring museum grade Brazilian Rosewood and designed by the great inlay artist Harvey Leach.
Since this guitar was originally destined to hang next to the millionth Martin (a guitar representing 170 years of building guitars), Harvey decided to use this instrument to represent the period in history when the very first Martin was built.
A note from C.F. Martin IV, Chairman and CEO...
"The Martin Guitar Company is proud to present the ‘Harvey Leach
Cowboy Custom’. Since our company was founded some 170 years
ago, one million guitars have now passed through the skilled hands
of our luthiers and craftsmen, who have long upheld our tradition
of excellence. Along the way, major serial number milestones were
celebrated with one-of-a-kind museum pieces, most of which are on
display at our factory in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The original Celtic
Knot was introduced at serial number 600,000, the China Dragon
at number 700,000, the Peacock at 750,000, and the Custom HD-35
at 800,000. In planning the production of our one millionth guitar,
we decided to do a fifth museum-grade piece to highlight our history
and legacy. The decision was made to create the ‘Cowboy Custom’,
at serial number 999,900. Working with inlay artist extraordinaire
Harvey Leach, we decided to build a guitar that spoke to the roots of
our company, founded in 1833. This guitar is truly a piece of history.
The detail work and craftsmanship are truly a work of art. With our
millionth guitar now built and on display here in Nazareth, we look
forward to continuing to create the world’s finest guitars in our quest to
reach the next million."
Christian Frederick Martin IV
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