Due to an unfortunate and unexpected plumbing crisis, the purchaser of the Blazer & Henkes is being forced to sell it and another handmade instrument to raise cash. While we're sorry about the situation, it's great to have this fun, notable guitar on hand again. This guitar is #1...says so right on the label! By NO means the first guitar to be created by the experienced hands of German luthiers Wilhelm Henkes and Rudolph Blazer, this model still deservedly bears the serial number 1 because it represents the first Blazer&Henkes effort to recreate the 000 Martin 12 fret body style not long after they became dedicated to recreating the vintage guitars that they love so much. Bearclawed Alpine spruce paired with old growth Brazilian rosewood, assembled with authentic hide glue construction and bar frets...this prewar Martin reproduction demands the consideration of any vintage instrument buff with an open mind towards modern luthiers. The exquisite abalone purfling and fine detail work everywhere creates a constant battle between a desire to keep playing and enjoying the dry, vintage tone and to set the guitar down to enjoy its aesthetics. The Orlando model, a 12 fret 000 with 42 style trim, was limited to only 10 guitars. As the reputation of Blazer & Henkes experience, knowledge, and workmanship continues to grow, this guitar will become more and more desirable for its collectability as well as its considerable merits as a player's instrument. Overall the instrument is in excellent condition - the only blemish is a touch of lacquer crazing visible only at a certain angle.