After lowering the bridge usually in a failed attempt at getting lower string actionthe owner will eventually realize this is not the best solution. Martin experimented with three more generations of prototypes—known as Ds A, B, and C—progressing toward an increasingly thinner and lighter bracing scheme. Lack of materials, manpower, and general social uncertainty during the war contributed to this. Very similar to the Style 17, except the finish was less glossy. There is very little need for this today, hence these four string guitars have little value. Nearly all Martin instruments come in different styles. Style 18 models fully switched over to nitro cellulose lacquer by
Working Man's Dread: Martin's D-35 Turns 50
These have the Wurlitzer name and model number on the back of the peghead. Martin makes guitars for Wurlitzer. At this point the originality of the instrument is compromised. The first number the top number will be the model number. Pickguard added in late Black plastic pickguard glued directly to the top, clear finish then applied over top and pickguard. Inlays from 5th to 15th fret, 2 inlays at 7th and 12th frets.