Martin | D-28 | 1946 | SN:unknown
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- Model: D-28
- Serial no: unknown
- Year: 1946
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back and sides: Brazilian Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut Width: 1 11/16″
- String Spacing: 2 1/8″
- Scale: 25.4″
- Body Length: 19 7/8″
- Lower Bout: 15 5/8″
- Upper Bout: 11 3/8″
- Body Depth: 3 3/4″, 4 3/4″ spac
This is a good example of a D28 from the 40’s. The neck has been refinished and slimmed – body over sprayed. Replacement ebony bridge with through bone saddle, non original Waverly Butterbean tuners, solid mother of pearl nut. Replaced fingerboard with diamond fingerboard inlays. Common pick guard crack tightly closed and stable. This guitar still retains it’s original bridge plate although there is a 5″ back crack and 2 near invisible 1″ back cracks all of which are solidly repaired.
The prior owner had this to say:” It has a huge sound, better than most scalloped braced models – exceptional power with crystal clear notes high up the neck and amazingly LOUD harmonics”
References: Martin Guitars, a History by Mike Longworth.
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