Share your favorites on Show & Tell

1934 Martin R-15 Archtop in it's original case. Production number 58652, the first of only two made.

In Guitars > Martin Guitars > Show & Tell.
Martin Guitars20 of 201930 Martin 2-17  my pride & joyMartin 1950's backpacker
Love it
Like it

CaperkidCaperkid loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
NiceficeNicefice loves this.
pickrknowspickrknows loves this.
musikchoomusikchoo loves this.
toolate2toolate2 loves this.
mantique_collectormantique_collector loves this.
NostalgicNostalgic likes this.
vermontervermonter loves this.
See 7 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 8 years ago

(1 item)

"The R-15 never saw regular production. The samples 58652-53 in 1934 were the only two made, and the model never showed up in a catalog." This is the first of the two. I found it in a Trading Post awhile ago. All original except one T-bar fret and the shaded finish referred to in Martin Guitars: A Technical Reference. It has a very unique and old sound.


  1. Robert Shay, 8 years ago
    Hello my name is Robert Shay I also have the same model of this guitar I inherited it from my grandfather.I was wondering how much if anything it is worth? Please email me back. Thank you
  2. BevSpecialist, 8 years ago
    Hi Robert, I don't see a response page with your email. Is the model you have the R-15? What is the production number of yours? Dollar value? Someone once told me that it is "whatever the last person paid for it". I've been offered twice what I paid for mine, the offer was a pretty fair amount. But, I was not looking to sell. So, I was asked what I would be willing to take for it? Again, I reminded them that I was not looking to sell. My answer to your question is, it depends on time and place. In my opinion, I wouldn't try to put a dollar value on something as rare, it will only take away from what it truely is. I hope this has been helpful? The one question you may want to ask is, how much is it worth to you? Within the question maybe your answer.
    Do you have any picture's to share of your Grandfather's guitar? Thank's, Dan
  3. musikchoo musikchoo, 5 years ago
    Beautiful !!!!
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
    wow! what a treasure!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.