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This Martin J12-40M 12 string guitar has a beautiful sound, even with the old strings that are on it, but it needs binding work front, back, and along fretboard. I had it checked out by a repair person at Mass Street Music in Lawrence, KS and the only repair work they recommended was to repair the binding and lower the action just a smidge. Just for reference, they quoted $400 for the binding work. The bridge appears to be lifting just slightly, but repair wasn't suggested (see photo). It has a some superficial dings, scratches, and pick scuffing, but no visible cracks (little bit of fret wear visible in photo). The case is fully functional but has some residue from removed stickers I had put on years ago in my youth.


  • Natural Finish 
  • Rosewood Back and Sides 
  • Sitka Spruce Top 
  • Mahogany Neck 
  • Ebony Fingerboard 
  • Abalone Hexagon Inlays 
  • Martin Gold Plated Tuners with Ebony Buttons 
  • Ebony Bridge

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionFair (Used)
Fair condition gear should function but will show noticeable cosmetic damage or other issues.learn more
  • J12-40 (J12-40M)
  • Natural
  • 1989
Made In
  • United States
Number of Strings
  • 12-String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Back Material
  • Rosewood
Sides Material
  • Rosewood
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Top Material
  • Spruce
Body Shape
  • Jumbo
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Color Family
  • Natural
Number of Frets
  • 20

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