Here is example of how rarity drives values into the realm of unobtanium. North Carolina–based Dream Guitars recently procured one of Martin’s iconic guitars and offered it for sale. 1930 Martin 000-45 guitar, one of only 21 examples made in 1930. So, no wonder why this kind of guitar is particularly difficult to find. Add to that the voice, with all its 86 years’ of music, and the completely original state of its parts (right down to the cast iron key for the case), and the chances of finding a guitar like this in the wild are nigh impossible.
Valued at $135,000, this Martin is an incredible find, and Dream Guitars was able to line up a buyer within a matter of days.