1948 Martin D-28. SN 104XXX Guitar Database.

Martin | D28 | 1948 | SN:104XXX

Vintage 1948 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 104XXX Guitar Database.

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Name: Martin
Location: Nazereth, PA

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  • Model: D-28
  • Year: 1949
  • Top:  Sitka Spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • 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″
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Rosette: Ring
  • Backstrip: Marquetry
  • Purfling: Line

Vintage 1948 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 104XXX Guitar Database.

Vintage 1948 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 104XXX Guitar Database.

This is a 1948 D28 which has seen some repairs and much playing in it’s 60 years. It has a Sitka Spruce top with Brazilian rosewood back and sides.

The prior owner has this to say:”Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Body oversprayed , replacement oversize pickguard, replacement oversize bridge, repaired top crack, a couple of repaired side cracks, plays great, sounds good, All tuners appear to be original except for 6th string tuner, (later Kluson Deluxe).

1 11/16 nut width, formally owned by Doyle Lawson and used on his album “There’s a Light Guiding Me”. Letter of authenticity included. I’ve used this guitar regularly since I bought it in 2001. No work has been done to this guitar since Lawson owned it, never needed it. Frets are fine but has some wear. Said to be original case, I have no reason to doubt it. This is an excellent guitar that I have dearly enjoyed over the past eight years.”

Vintage 1948 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 104XXX Guitar Database.

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