martin j40m acoustic guitar
$2300 + shipping

This rare and beautiful instrument is in good, played, condition. The sound is amazing; fully balanced mids and highs and nice full bass. This instrument was used professionally, gently, and comes with a hard-shell case. You can hear this guitar on the live Uncle Bonsai release "Myn Ynd Wymyn."


The Martin J-40M is a dreadnaught guitar with a solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, 14/20 fret bound ebony fingerboard with abalone hexagon inlay, ebony bridge with white abalone dot pins, rosewood peghead veneer, and gold tuners. In addition, this guitar has been fitted with a custom-made bone nut and saddle.

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It has a Martin Thinline bridge pickup and a small internal microphone. These are wired to a stereo jack so that one can be used for a tuner and one for amplification. (Anyone who's heard Uncle Bonsai, Electric Bonsai Band, or Mel Cooleys in concert knows how good this microphone sounds.)

(A little side history: this guitar was chosen out over 40 different guitars. I auditioned each guitar and picked this one with Christine Lavin and David Van Ronk as my listening audience...we ALL picked this one!)

If you're in the Seattle area, I'd be happy to show you this guitar. If you're not, it comes with a 7-day guarantee. If you're not thrilled, return it for a full refund, minus the shipping costs.

Item: Martin J-40M Acoustic Guitar
Includes: Hard Shell Case
Condition: Excellent "played" condition. Has some markings here and there, a couple of finish checks, but is in good shape. Most of all, though, it has amazing sound. Full, rich, bass but balanced across all the strings.
Price: $2300
Shipping: $100-ish (I'll charge actual Shipping Charges, insurance required - Free in Seattle Area)
Payment via cash, certified check, or PayPal*.
Guarantee: 7-day satisfaction guarantee. Shipping not included in refund.
Contact: Andrew Ratshin via the
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*PayPal accepted and shipped to verified address only.