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1971 Martin D-28

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Serial #: 288337 Nut width: 1 11/16" Scale: 25 1/2" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .83/1.01

Materials: Solid bookmatched figured Indian rosewood back and sides; solid bookmatched Sitka spruce top; solid one-piece Honduras mahogany neck; solid ebony fingerboard; rosewood peghead veneer; solid ebony bridge with bone saddle; Grover Rotomatic tuners; contoured black pickguard.

Notes: The first dreadnought guitars were built by CF Martin in 1916, on special order for the Oliver Ditson Company. Named after a contemporary battleship design, the dreadnought was the largest production steel string guitar of its day. In 1930, Martin introduced its own dreadnought models, still retaining the 12 fret bodies of the Ditsons. Finally, in 1934 the company debuted the 14 fret square shoulder body, a model that has become Martin's most popular guitar, and the most influential flat top of all time.

We are pleased therefore to offer this fine Martin D-28, the firm's best-selling rosewood guitar. This lovely old picker has been played but well maintained, without cracks or repairs, with all original nitro lacquer finish, free of checking, now aged to a lustrous warm amber. Some pick wear is visible at the soundhole near the guard, and some finish wear may be seen near the binding on the lower treble bout and below the bridge, along with some scattered incidental finish nicks from its long career.

Best of all, with tonewood now over half a century old, the voice is clear and resonant, with powerful, ringing bass and vibrant sustain. Well played and wide open, the classic C profile neck has smooth low action, with a fresh high precision setup. The solid ebony fingerboard shows some playwear, but the original fretwork remains high and in fine shape.

Complete with its factory paperwork in its original Martin plushlined hardshell case, this iconic model has defined the voice of the acoustic guitar for almost a century. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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