Martin | 0-28 | 1910 | Serial:11039
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- Model: 0-28 style
- Year: 1910
- Top: Red spruce
- Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
- Neck: Cedar
- Total length: 37 3/4
- Body length: 19 1/8
- Upper bout: 9 1/2
- Lower bout 13 1/2
- Depth upper bout: 3 3/8
- Depth lower bout: 4 3/16
- Binding: Ivory
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Headstock: Rosewood
- Scale Length: 24.9”
- Nut width: 1 7/8”
- Twelfth fret width:2 5/16”
Here is a 0-28 from the pre-steel string period of the Martin History- just 9 serial numbers away from this 1910 00-28 we profiled earlier. It still retains genuine ivory binding and finer herringbone of the earlier 28 styles but could do with restoration to bring it to playable condition.
– Missing frets
– One tuner shaft is bent and the gear has seperated
– Headstock break. with nonprofessional repair
– Two side cracks
– One back crack.
– Centre seam seperation
– Bridge lift with nonprofessional repair
– One missing Bridge Pin.
This is what the prior owner had this to say about this guitar “Here is an early 1910 Vintage Martin Flat Top acoustical guitar; Serial No: 11039, with a Guitar Case that is believed to be the original case. I am no expert on musical instruments so I did some Internet research to better explain this guitar and case for auction.
I was astounded to learn that there is so much history on the maker of this Guitar. For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world.
The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.’s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitar maker’s craft.
In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. There are a number of repair issues needed to get thin fine instrument in playing condition. The case has a red velvet type liner that shows wear. The outside of the case has three and three latches that still latch well to secure the case closed. There is some minor stitching missing or damaged in some areas. I have tried to show them in the photo’s below. I believe this case it the original case and is a style “C”.”
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