on March 6 2020 I had an appointment to meet with the Custom Shop guys at CF Martin which is an hour drive from my shop. I designed a batch of guitars that day to my specs. 

I did a big batch the year before and had some new ideas. I signed my quotes on Mar 10 as shown. 

Then the whole world changed and the Martin factory closed down for the first time ever. 
I didn't know what would happen to my order let alone the whole world.

on Dec 8 2020 - 3 of my guitars arrived!!! this is the 2nd box I opened. Its a wonderful guitar.

serial # 2414211 CFM CS part # C20-021523

2020 Custom Shop Herringbone HD-28 14 fret with my specs. I ordered 2 with these specs:

  • thin satin finish
  • wild grain Indian rosewood
  • NO PICK GUARD, my idea is that the pickguard dampens the vibration of the top which is not a new idea but you never see Martin guitars without the pickguard
  • "Alternate Torch" head stock abalone overlay
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16''
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"
  • String Spacing: 2 5/32''
  • Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval
  • Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony grade 3
  • Scalloped bracing 
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce X braced forward shifted
  • scalloped top bracing
  • Scale Length: 25.4" -  Compensated Scale Length: 25.470"

  • Grover Nickel V97-18NA StaTite 18:1 Vintage Button


2020 CF Martin Custom Shop HD-28 wild grain rosewood