Martin | D-28 | 1959 | SN:170929
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- Model: D-28
- Year: 1959
- Serial Number: 170929
- 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
This is a 1950’s D28 which has missed the herringbone purfling which was phased out in 1947 but has a Sitka top and still retains a set of very nice Brazilian rosewood back and sides.
The prior owner Ted has this to say:”All original guitar finish and parts. No cracks. Nothing has been changed or repaired it is all original in Mint condition. Amazing very loud tone. Plays perfectly and needs nothing! A super high grade condition guitar for the serious investor or collector. I’ve never seen a cleaner more mint condition vintage guitar. This is the one AAAA++++ Grade.”
References: Martin Guitars, a History by Mike Longworth.
Pictures kind courtesy of Bob Willis.
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