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1976 Martin D-28

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Serial #: 387058

Nut width: 1 11/16" Scale: 25 1/2" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .82/.99

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 14:1 tuners. Texas Transducer soundboard pickup and endpin jack.

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 dreadnought, Martin's best-selling rosewood guitar. This lovely old picker has been maintained in great shape, free of cracks or repairs, and showing all original nitro lacquer finish, now aged to a lustrous warm amber. Playwear is light, with some wisps of normal scattered lacquer checking on the top.

Best of all, with tonewood now almost half a century old, the voice is clear and open, with powerful, ringing bass and vibrant sustain. With a fresh high precision setup, the classic C profile neck has smooth low action over fine original fretwork, on the solid ebony fingerboard. Enhancing the vintage appearance, a prewar style tortoise pickguard has been fitted to the top as well.

A special plus is the vintage Texas Transducer piezo pickup, installed under the soundboard, right next to the bridgeplate, and wired direct to an endpin jack. Complete with its original blue Martin molded 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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