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Thread #27552   Message #339717
Posted By: Midchuck
13-Nov-00 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: guitars: OO Martin Sing Out!
Subject: RE: guitars: OO Martin Sing Out!
Amos said:

I b'leeve the 00 was designed as a lady's "parlor" guitar back before telbinision ruled the evening.

Actually, it was the monster of its day.

Martin originally numbered its guitars by size, from 5 to 1. A five was the smallest size, one the largest. When they decided to make a guitar even larger than a one, they, logically enough, sized it a zero. As they made even larger ones, they went to the double- and triple- zeros. The dreadnought came after that.