This player-grade 1963 Martin D-21 was first purchased at TME almost forty years ago, when the shop was a few miles down the road in Cambridge. The owner's family recently brought the guitar into us for repair; and it's now ready to find its next steward. It's a well-played guitar, that's traveled the festival parking lot circuit, so it's seen its share of maintenance over the years. The body has been oversprayed, the neck has been recently reset (by Dan Armstrong of Natick, MA), and it's been refretted. The original tuners have been replaced with modern Waverly machines. A b-string crack has been cleated and glued internally. And a replica bridge has been installed. Original bracing and bride plate are unmodified. The sound? Simply wonderful for a guitar of this era. This is one of those "mods be damned" guitars in the shop right now: sure, it's far from collector-grade, but this guitar has the boomy bass and warm-cutting trebles that make you realize why it's been prized by someone jamming in bluegrass circles for so long. A great choice for someone looking for the first vintage Martin dreadnought (and a Brazilian Rosewood one at that). Priced with non-original hard case.