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For a short period of time they continue to stamp the back of the peghead as well.1934 Martin ends their use of bar frets on most models.Like D-35 #258962, which has a Brazilian rosewood center wedge in the back.Note some post-1969 Martins have some Brazilian rosewood, in the bridge, bridgeplate, fingerboard, or peghead veneer.1920's Martin transitions away from pyramid long bridge to standard long bridge on 18 & 28 series. 17 series either never had pyramid bridge or transitioned earlier. Some lack Martin Serial #'s or markings of any kind.

1898 8001-8349 (349) 1899 8350-8716 (367) 1900 8717-9128 (412) 1901 9129-9310 (182) 1902 9311-9528 (218) 1903 9529-9810 (282) 1904 9811-9988 (178) 1905 9989-10120 (132) 1906 10121-10329 (209) 1907 10330-10727 (398) 1908 10728-10883 (156) 1909 10884-11018 (135) 1910 11019-11203 (185) 1911 11204-11413 (210) 1912 11414-11565 (152) 1913 11566-11821 (256) 1914 11822-12047 (226) 1915 12048-12209 (162) 1916 12210-12390 (181) 1917 12391-12988 (598) 1918 12989-13450 (462) 1919 13451-14512 (1062) 1920 14513-15484 (972) 1921 15485-16758 (909) 1922 16759-17839 (1080) 1923 17840-19891 (2051) 1924 19892-22008 (2116) 1925 22009-24116 (2107) 1926 24117-28689 (4572) 1927 28690-34435 (5745) 1928 34436-37568 (3132) 1929 37569-40843 (3274) 1930 40844-45317 (4473) 1931 45318-49589 (4271) 1932 49590-52590 (3000) 1933 52591-55084 (2493) 1934 55085-58679 (3594) 1935 58680-61947 (3267) 1936 61948-65176 (3228) 1937 65177-68865 (3688) 1938 68866-71866 (3000) 1939 71867-74061 (2194) 1940 74062-76734 (2672) 1941 76735-80013 (3278) 1942 80014-83107 (3093) 1943 83108-86724 (3616) 1944 86725-90149 (3424) 1945 90150-93623 (3473) 1946 93624-98158 (4534) 1947 98159-103468 (5309) 1948 103469-108269 (4800) 1949 108270-112961 (4691) 1950 112962-117961 (4999)1951 117962-122799 (4837)1952 122800-128436 (5636)1953 128437-134501 (6064)1954 134502-141345 (6843)1955 141346-147328 (5982)1956 147329-153225 (5896)1957 153226-159061 (5835)1958 159062-165576 (6514)1959 165577-171047 (5470)1960 171048-175689 (4641)1961 175690-181297 (5607)1962 181298-187384 (6086)1963 187385-193327 (5942)1964 193328-199626 (6298)1965 199627-207030 (7403)1966 207031-217215 (10184)1967 217216-230095 (12879)1968 230096-241925 (11829)1969 241926-256003 (14077)1970 256004-271633 (15629)1971 271634-294270 (22636)1972 294271-313302 (19031)1973 313303-333873 (20570)1974 333873-353387 (19513)1975 353388-371828 (18440)1976 371829-388800 (16971)1977 388801-399625 (10824)1978 399626-407800 (8174)1979 407801-419900 (12099)1980 419901-430300 (10399)1981 430301-436474 (6173)1982 436475-439627 (3152)1983 439628-446101 (6473)1984 446102-453300 (7198)1985 453301-460575 (7274)1986 460576-468175 (7599)1987 468176-476216 (8040)1988 476217-483952 (7735)1989 483953-493279 (9323)1990 493280-503309 (10032)1991 503310-512487 (9177)1992 512488-522655 (10167)1993 522656-535223 (12567)1994 535224-551696 (16472)1995 551697-570434 (18737)1996 570435-592930 (22495)1997 592931-624799 (31868)1998 624800-668796 (43996)1999 668797-724077 (55280)2000 724078-780500 (56422)2001 780501-845644 (65143) Serial Number and Size/Style Number Stamps 1898 to present: flat top serial number stamped inside on neck block.

Oct 1930 to present: flat top model number stamped inside on neck block around serial number rant 439xx to 44362 (exact serial number change unknown).

All Martin f-hole arch tops have the serial and model number on the inside center backstripe.

Transition started in 1926 with O-17H according to Longworth.

1929 Martin switches from rectangle to belly bridge (Longworth 2nd ed page 84) 1930 Oct, first time size & model number stamped on neckblock.

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