This stunning 000-21 was built 1945 just missing scalloped braces but has the , one of a total of only 137 000-21’s shipped that year. It incorporates typical post-war Martin style 21 features including lovely Brazilian Rosewood on the back and sides, a superb straight-grained Adorondack spruce top, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge & a Tortoise-shell celluloid pickgard & body binding. The neck is mahogany w/a medium “C” profile. Its fingerboard inlays are mixed size dots. The tuners are super clean & original Kluson 3-in-line open back w/war time metal plugs & nice original white buttons. What’s really cool is its never had tuner ferrules ever in its headstock & was typical during this period. It does sport the tapered braces that came just post-scalloped braces so its tone is almost identical ! This 000 has seen only slight play time & remains cleaner and more original than most any from this period. It is an excellent fingerpicker’s instrument but also has a lot of punch and clarity as a straight rhythm machine as well. Its got 1 pro-repaired back crack. She’s set up beautifully & sounds fabulous. Overall she’s exceptionally clean & all original & comes in a period black tolex/red lined hard case.