Hi, not sure what you mean by a "D" guitar - obviously it won't be a
dreadnaught if it is 1899 and it won't be 1899 if it is a dreadnaught.
Your selling mediums are e-bay - which is perfectly good as long as you
design your auction details appropriately, but I suggest a valuation by
someone qualified first.
It depends whereabouts in the world you are, but another option is to sell
by consignment through a reputable specialist dealer - who will probably
need to take 20-25% of the sale price (partially depending on the deal, and
partially on local tax levies.
This is not my style of guitar any more but if you would like my assistance,
by all means send me details an d I'll try to help as far as model info and
age. I have read up on Martin guitars quite a lot AND I know a very
trustworthy dealer who may be able to help you - he sells by excess guitars
I also know of another Martin specialist who is in stock buying mode at
Again, depending on your locality - the forums might be worth considering.
However, do your best to get an idea of current valuation - esp. as we are
in a buyers market right now.
Andrew R Perry (UK)
tel : 01243-776391 andrew@...
] On Behalf Of kenkodorje
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 11:07 PM
Subject: [Acoustic Guitarist Guild] 1899 Martin D guitar available
I have someone who is thinking of selling an
1899 Martin D. I have all the details. It has been in one family
and is in very good shape. Has an old case, not sure if original.
Is there a venue besides eBay? I don't want to throw this to the sharks!
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