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    1931 Martin OM-45 Natural Acoustic Guitar, Serial #46555.
    Very rare and high end model OM-45 from 1931. The fingerboard remains at full thickness with its original bar frets. The fingerboard inlay is original. The original bridge has been shaved thin, is cracked and missing one snowflake inlay. The top surface around the bridge is very clean and nice other than the thick new finish. Four top cracks have been cleated. Clean, original bridge plate. The entire guitar has been over-sprayed. There is crackling and deterioration to all the bindings but the guitar still presents very well. Popsicle brace under the fingerboard may have been added later. 4" tight crack at the butt. The back and sides are crack free. New Kluson tuners but gold banjo tuners are included. A very high-end and rare, pre-war Martin OM-45. Original hard case included. Condition: Good.


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    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    November
    7th Sunday 10:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    November
    7th Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    17 Days 14h 11m 41s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 85001-85125) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Sunday, November 7, 2021.
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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions
    2801 W. Airport Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75261



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