This guitar now sold.
Martin Simpson is now gigging my new MS Mark 3 Model and is selling his 2005 MS Mark 2.
This old dark Brazilian rosewood and German spruce guitar looks and sounds wonderful and has featured on the following of his albums.
Purpose and Grace
The Full English.
It is fitted with Martin’s combination amplification system consisting of Highlander and McIntyre Feather pickups and a stereo endpin jack. It comes in a Spider case, an excellent case with a particularly comfortable handle.
This is a rare opportunity to buy a wonderful guitar with great provenance. It’s a model I am no longer building because of current CITES regulations.
I am selling my Martin Simpson signature Mark 2 guitar. This is a much loved and much recorded instrument and the main reason for its sale is that it is increasingly hard to travel with a Brazilian Rosewood guitar.
In view of this Stefan has made me a Mark 3 Simpson model of African Blackwood and Transylvanian Spruce, another wonderful instrument. The Mark 2 guitar can be heard on several of my most successful records, including Prodigal Son.
You can contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Best German spruce soundboard, ebony fingerboard and bridge.
Old dark Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Cuban mahogany neck
Soundboard showing bearclaw figuring
Tail showing twin pickup stereo end-pin jack-socket
Heel showing Cuban mahogany neck
Brazilian rosewood side
Headstock with matching Brazilian veneer
Cuban mahogany headstock with Gotoh 510 machine heads
.After nearly 14 years, this guitar is thoroughly played in and sounds immense.
It is in excellent condition, Martin looks after instruments well. The only marks are on the soundboard below the strings; Martin always marks guitars here, it’s part of how he plays.
Soundboard under strings showing slight damage