MARTIN 00-21

  • Martin 00-21
  • Martin 00-21 (1960)
  • Martin 00-21 (1983)


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  • acoustic guitars

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Dates of manufacture: 

1898 to 1995

MARTIN manufactured the 00-21 between 1898 and 1995. It is a spruce topped rosewood bodied grand concert style acoustic. Over almost 100 years of production the 00-21 model has naturally seen some changes. Some of the ones made in the 1930s have a belly bridge with a larger areas designed to help withstand the tension of steel strings. The post 1947 00-12s had a rosewood fingerboard - instead of the earlier ebony. In 1990 the open headstock was changed to a solid headstock.

The 00-12 is still available from Martin as a custom shop model.

Specifications (20)


Body back materialrosewood body back
Body sides materialrosewood body sides
Body stylegrand-concert style
Body top materialspruce body top
Pickguard materialblack pickguard
Soundhole rosette3-stripe rosette
Soundholeround soundhole


Body fretNeck joins body at 12th fret
Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets19 fret
Peghead (headstock)slotted (open) headstock, veneer headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side


Bridge pinsblack with white dot pins
Bridgebelly bridge, rosewood bridge


Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Finish colorsnatural finish
Number of strings6 strings

Prices (8)

1974$350excellentLove my guitar!! I actually bought it used; I was told it was about 2 years old (and obviously little used).
2017$3500goodreally nice condition w/original case
1972$460newFred FullerPrice included a rigid case that is still as good as the day I got it.
1967$2255.99worn00-21 189697 MODEL NO

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Famous guitarists using 00-21

You can add the names Frank Hamilton (Old Town School of Folk Music; The Weavers [replaced Pete Seeger]) and Josh White (Sr.).