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Martin K-1 Major Kealakai
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Martin K-1 Major Kealakai

All of our Martin K-1 Major Kealakai guitars are brand new, factory-fresh, and come with a Martin hardshell case and Martin Lifetime Warranty.

Major Kealakai was a guitar, trombone & flute player trained by the Royal Hawaiian Band. He was a musical director of the Kawaihau Orchestra & Glee Club, with which he toured the U.S. He went on to form the Royal Hawaiian Orchestra. He published The Ukulele & How To Play It: Self Instructor for the Ukulele & Taro-Patch Fiddle. He was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 1996. Martin hopes to honor Major Kealakai with this limited edition 12-fret custom instrument. It features a vintage gloss finished sinker mahogany back & sides that are complemented with Madagascar rosewood binding & a vintage gloss finished Adirondack spruce VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM (VTS) top. It also includes a dovetail neck joint, hide glue construction, an authentic 1931 neck shape & 1931 X-bracing & a slotted headstock with Golden Age relic side-mount tuners. This limited-edition gem comes with a hardshell case.

Maury's Music thoroughly inspects every guitar before it ships (learn more).  We can even set it up to your specs upon request!  Simply choose between "Factory Setup" or "Custom Setup" when placing your order.  Click here for more details.

Please note:  Adding a strap button to this model will disqualify it from our return policy and therefore it cannot be returned after these uprades are added. Upgrade prices below include installation; these fees are non-refundable. Also, we cannot ship Walrus Ivory products to California, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington or Washington D.C. due to legislation in those states.

This Martin Guitar can only be shipped to a US address. Please contact Martin for a retailer in your country.

   

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CONSTRUCTION:  Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
BODY SIZE:  K-12 Fret
TOP MATERIAL:  Adirondack Spruce with VTS
TOP BRACING PATTERN:  Scalloped, Authentic 1931 "X" Bracing
BACK/SIDE MATERIAL:  Sinker Mahogany
NECK SHAPE:  Authentic 1931 w/ Standard Taper
SCALE LENGTH:  25.4"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT:  1-7/8"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET:  2-5/16"
BRIDGE STRING SPACING:  2-5/16"
SADDLE:  16" Radius/Compensated Bone
RECOMMENDED STRINGS:  Martin MA540T Authentic Acoustic
BRIDGE & END PINS:  Ebony with Abalone Dot
CASE:  TBD
ELECTRONICS:  None

Available Cases
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