We work by appointment only. Click here to book

Martin J-40 M 1988

Regular price £2,099.00

Persons looking for this product


This is a 1988 Martin J-40M vintage acoustic guitar.

One of the early examples of Chris Martins design project to add a Jumbo acoustic to the Martin range back in the 1980’s. This model is still in production today.

Spruce top and Rosewood back and sides. Featuring a comfortable low profile Mahogany neck with an Ebony fingerboard and a 43mm top nut.

This fine instrument has had a life and, while obviously a well-used example, It has opened up tonally and it has a very impressive full rich balanced sound that you can only get after putting the years in and actually playing a guitar like this. It also benefits from a Fishman under saddle active pickup ready for stage or recording use.

It has had a neck re-set and there has been a repair made to the bridge plate. There are numerous minor marks and signs on lacquer checking all in keeping with its age and use. There is plenty of life left in the nicely polished frets and the playing action is very comfortable.

There are super versatile acoustics with great volume balance and dynamics and this player grade Martin J40 will not disappoint,

Complete with hardshell case,

We are an appointment-only, store. All instruments are handled by Motomusic employees only.

We are always happy to consider quality part exchange instruments here.



Returns Policy

All products can be returned within 7 days of receipt.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.


You can choose your shipping method during checkout. This item ships from CARDIFF, United Kingdom via:

Local Pickup
£20 Standard Shipping

Please allow 2-3 working days for packaging and delivery. I will ship with tracking to the listed regions. To negotiate shipping rates to other locations, please send me a message.

Shipping Rates:


United Kingdom:   £20
United States:  £150
European Union:  £60
Everywhere else:  £200


Martin J-40 M 1988

What are you looking for?