Westside

Sinker Mahogany Limited Edition

Exclusively produced for the UK & Ireland by the C.F. Martin Custom Shop. Hand signed by C.F. Martin IV and created with Sinker Mahogany.

what is sinker mahogany?

Searching for Sinker Mahogany logs

“Sinker Mahogany” has its origins in the Central American country of Belize roughly 300 years ago when the British felled massive, 250 - 300 year old trees which were ideal for shipbuilding.

 

The enormous logs were floated downstream to be processed near the port where they would be exported.

Sinker Mahogany logs being cut

Re-harvested sinker logs command big prices from the luxury yacht and auto builders as well as furniture makers who covet its marvellous properties.

 

 

 

A Sinker Mahogany tree being recovered from a river

Along the way, the oldest, most dense logs would settle on the bottom of the floating mass.

 

Some would become trapped by obstructions, while others would take on enough water to ultimately lose their buoyancy and sink to the bottom of the river.

Logs of Sinker Mahogany

As a relatively small-volume buyer, Martin faces fierce competition for the sinker mahogany harvest.

 

But by having their specialists in-country to evaluate the harvest early on, Martin was able to secure this rarest of woods.

A Sinker Mahogany tree before and after cutting

In the intervening three centuries the rivers changed course, in some cases making these long-submerged logs accessible.

 

A cottage industry has sprung up in Belize in which these logs are re-harvested by locals. The work is laborious and dangerous but lucrative.

The huge-voiced Martin Custom Shop Westside Limited Edition Sinker Mahogany models are the result.

They thrive on being played hard and its attack is extremely responsive to your picking.

 

Each Westside Sinker Mahogany

Limited Edition Custom Shop guitar

has been personally signed by

Chris Martin IV, CEO of Martin Guitar

 

Signed by

Chris Martin IV

personally signed

 

the guitars

Sinker Mahogany

Westside Limited Edition

000

Signed by Chris Martin IV

Sinker Mahogany Top, Back & Sides

Sinker Mahogany Neck & End Block

Size 000-14 fret body

Sitka Scalloped 1/4" Bracing

24.9" Scale Length

1 3/4" Nut Width

Modified Low Oval Neck Shape

Black Ebony Fingerboard

Sinker Mahogany

Westside Limited Edition

000

Signed by Chris Martin IV

Sitka Spruce Top, 

Sinker Mahogany Back & Sides

Sinker Mahogany Neck & End Block

Size 000-14 fret body

Sitka Scalloped 1/4" Bracing

24.9" Scale Length

1 3/4" Nut Width

Modified Low Oval Neck Shape

Black Ebony Fingerboard

specifications

OM (Sitka top)

OM-SINKERMAHOGANY

000-14 Fret body size

Signed by CF Martin IV

Sitka Spruce top

Sitka/Scalloped 1/4" bracing

Sinker Mahogany back & sides

Sinker Mahogany neck

Sinker Mahogany neck block

Mod Low Oval neck profile

Gloss Body/Satin neck finish

Solid East Indian Rosewood headplate

Large Old Style headplate decal

Black Ebony fingerboard & bridge

Faux tortoise pickguard- beveled & polished

25.4" scale length

1 3/4" nut width

11 1/4" width at upper bout

15" width at lower bout

Open gear tuners w/ butterbean knobs

MA540T strings

3-Ply Olive Drab hard case

0 (Sitka top)

0-SINKERMAHOGANY

0-14 Fret body size

Signed by CF Martin IV

Sitka Spruce top

Sitka/Scalloped 1/4" bracing

Sinker Mahogany back & sides

Sinker Mahogany neck

Sinker Mahogany neck block

Mod Low Oval neck profile

Gloss Body/Satin neck finish

Solid East Indian Rosewood headplate

Large Old Style headplate decal

Black Ebony fingerboard & bridge

Faux tortoise pickguard- beveled & polished

24.9" scale length

1 3/4" nut width

10 1/2" width at upper bout

13 1/2" width at lower bout

Open gear tuners w/ butterbean knobs

MA540T strings

3-Ply Olive Drab hard case

Size 5 Terz (Sitka top)

5-TERZ-SINKERMAHOGANY

Size 5-12 Fret

Signed by CF Martin IV

Sitka Spruce top

Sitka/Scalloped 1/4" bracing

Sinker Mahogany back & sides

Sinker Mahogany neck

Sinker Mahogany neck block

Size 5 Mod Low Oval neck profile

Gloss Body/Satin neck finish

Solid East Indian Rosewood headplate

Large Old Style headplate decal

Black Ebony fingerboard & bridge

21.38" scale length

1 3/4" nut width

8 1/4" width at upper bout

11 1/4" width at lower bout

Open gear tuners w/ butterbean knobs

MA540T strings

3-Ply Olive Drab hard case

000 (Sitka top)

000-SINKERMAHOGANY

000-14 Fret body size

Signed by CF Martin IV

Sitka Spruce top

Sitka/Scalloped 1/4" bracing

Sinker Mahogany back & sides

Sinker Mahogany neck

Sinker Mahogany neck block

Mod Low Oval neck profile

Gloss Body/Satin neck finish

Solid East Indian Rosewood headplate

Large Old Style headplate decal

Black Ebony fingerboard & bridge

Faux tortoise pickguard- beveled & polished

24.9" scale length

1 3/4" nut width

11 1/4" width at upper bout

15" width at lower bout

Open gear tuners w/ butterbean knobs

MA540T strings

3-Ply Olive Drab hard case

0 (Sinker top)

0-SINKERMAHOGANY-M

0-14 Fret body size

Signed by CF Martin IV

Sinker Mahogany top

Sitka/Scalloped 1/4" bracing

Sinker Mahogany back & sides

Sinker Mahogany neck

Sinker Mahogany neck block

Mod Low Oval neck profile

Gloss Body/Satin neck finish

Solid East Indian Rosewood headplate

Large Old Style headplate decal

Black Ebony fingerboard & bridge

Faux tortoise pickguard- beveled & polished

24.9" scale length

1 3/4" nut width

10 1/2" width at upper bout

13 1/2" width at lower bout

Open gear tuners w/ butterbean knobs

MA540T strings

3-Ply Olive Drab hard case

000 (Sinker top)

000-SINKERMAHOGANY-M

000-14 Fret body size

Signed by CF Martin IV

Sinker Mahogany top

Sitka/Scalloped 1/4" bracing

Sinker Mahogany back & sides

Sinker Mahogany neck

Sinker Mahogany neck block

Mod Low Oval neck profile

Gloss Body/Satin neck finish

Solid East Indian Rosewood headplate

Large Old Style headplate decal

Black Ebony fingerboard & bridge

Faux tortoise pickguard- beveled & polished

24.9" scale length

1 3/4" nut width

11 1/4" width at upper bout

15" width at lower bout

Open gear tuners w/ butterbean knobs

MA540T strings

3-Ply Olive Drab hard case

D (Sitka top)

D-SINKERMAHOGANY

D-14 Fret body size

Signed by CF Martin IV

Sitka Spruce top

Sitka/Scalloped forward shifted 5/16" bracing

Sinker Mahogany back & sides

Sinker Mahogany neck

Sinker Mahogany neck block

Mod Low Oval neck profile

Gloss Body/Satin neck finish

Solid East Indian Rosewood headplate

Large Old Style headplate decal

Black Ebony fingerboard & bridge

Faux tortoise pickguard- beveled & polished

25.4" scale length

1 11/16" nut width

11 1/2" width at upper bout

15 5/8" width at lower bout

Open gear tuners w/ butterbean knobs

MA550T strings

3-Ply Olive Drab hard case

 
 

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