This Cuban Mahogany 12 fret dreadnought has many unique features expertly incorporated by Martin Guitar?s head of Instrument Design, Tim Teel. After the original Martin Custom Shop model's body suffered damage, the entire body was replaced by Tim in his own shop. The guitar has rare Cuban Mahogany back and sides, torrified Adirondack Spruce top, myrtle wood binding, colorful fancy wood purfling around the top edge and sound hole, style "30" fingerboard inlays, and a white hard corian pyramid bridge much like the ones Martin used on its reissue of an early 1900s ultra fancy 00-42 model. The sound is enormous and consistent with Cuban Mahogany's reputation for a more powerful sound than the more commonly used Honduran mahogany, plus the amazingly special big tone of the 12-fret dreadnaughts. The neck shape and playability are also outstanding. The guitar retains its original neck and neck block with it's Martin serial number, and although it is a minty-newly completed instrument, it is sold as a used guitar without a Martin warranty.