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Nick Reynolds' Tenor Guitar

Nick Reynolds' Tenor Guitar

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Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by C. F. Martin & Company of Nazareth, Pennsylvania in 1948. It is a four course (4x1) tenor guitar, model 0-18T and serial #104342. This guitar was used by Nick Reynolds (1933-2008) of The Kingston Trio on recordings and live performances during the group’s heyday from 1957 through the late 1960s. The Kingston Trio was one of the most important commercial forces in the folk revival of the postwar years.
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Object Name
date made
Kingston Trio
Reynolds, Nick
C. F. Martin and Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Nazareth
overall: 91 cm x 34.5 cm x 9 cm; 35 13/16 in x 13 19/32 in x 3 17/32 in
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Credit Line
Gift of Leslie and Nick Reynolds
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National Museum of American History
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That's a beauty, but he also played what I believe was his father's Martin tenor, a 1929 2-18T, serial# 38023, and the poster I have of their three iconic instruments shows Guard's PS-5 longneck Vega, Shane's Martin D-28, and Nick's 2-18T.

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