1959 Martin D-28. SN 170929 Guitar Database.

Martin | D-28 | 1959 | SN:170929


Vintage 1959 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 70929. Guitar Database.


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 X Vintage 1959 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 1709xx Guitar Database.



     

  • 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
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 X Vintage 1959 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 1709xx Guitar Database.

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.”

 X Vintage 1959 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 1709xx Guitar Database. X Vintage 1959 Martin D-28 guitar. SN 1709xx Guitar Database.

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