1947 Martin D-28. SN 100943. Guitar Database.

Martin | D-28 | 1947 | SN:100943

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Vintage 1947 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 100943. Guitar Database.

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Vintage 1947 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 100943. Guitar Database.


  • Resources: See more 40’s Dreadnoughts:
    D-18:
    1944 D-18
    D-28:
    1943 D-28
    1949 D-28

    Model: D-28

  • Serial no: 100943
  • Year: 1947
  • Top:  Sitka Spruce
  • Bracing: Tapered
  • Back and sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Purfling: Line
  • 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″

  • Vintage 1947 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 100943. Guitar Database.


    This is a good example of a D28 from the 40’s. One of ___ made that year, it has the narrower nut width of 1 11/16″ and just missed out on Herringbone purfling. Although it has suffered less than the other 40’s D28s (see resource box at end for links) it has not escaped without some overspray and bridge shaving.

    John at Music resource, where this guitar was previously for sale, had this to say:”This is an original 1947 Martin D-28 that we are selling for one of our customers. The top has been oversprayed, and the bridge may have been planed down. In twenty five years in this business, it is among the top three acoustics have stood out in my memory, and this one is the one on top.”

    Resources: See more 40’s Dreadnoughts:
    - 1943 D-28 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:85772]
    - 1944 D-18 Adirondack Spruce | Mahogany [SN:87213]
    - 1947 D-28 Adirondack Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:99978]
    - 1949 D-28 Sitka Spruce | Brazilian rosewood [SN:112858]





    Vintage 1947 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 100943. Guitar Database.

    Vintage 1947 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 100943. Guitar Database.

    Vintage 1947 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 100943. Guitar Database.

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    References: Martin Guitars, a History by Mike Longworth.

    Pictures courtesy of John at Music resource. ©2009
    www.musicresource.com

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4 thoughts on “1947 Martin D-28. SN 100943. Guitar Database.

  1. Buddy Sizemore

    Could you tell me the price for the Martin | D-28 | 1947 | SN:100943 ?

    It sure is a jewel. Bet it sounds awesome. Any sound clips?

    Please email me if possible about price.

    buddymo@aol.com

  2. Sorry Buddy, this one is not for sale through this website!

  3. JIMMY STEWART

    WHAT IS TH PRICE OF THIS GUITAR? THANKS, JIMMY.

  4. Hi Jimmy,

    Thanks for your comment- all the guitars in the database are not for sale unless specifically stated.

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