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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

1948 Martin D28 Vintage Acoustic Guitar


images via this auction

"Martin D-28 made in 1948. The serial number is 104760 and "D-28" stamped on the neck block inside the body. Original Brazilian rosewood back and sides --- hand bent over a steam pipe "Like they used to" in Nazareth PN, spruce top, ebony bridge and fingerboard, bone nut and saddle. One professionally repaired side crack (cleated inside), one 1/4 inch by 1 inch patch in the side near the heel where a strap pin must have pulled out. The patch was done by a master, using Brazilian rosewood, and is grain matched (see photo). Action is low and confortable. Neck is straight, profile is comfortable soft "V-shape" - almost a C-shape. Not a harsh V. Frets look original and are in excellent shape. Three hairlines in the top. These are stable, not open and need no repair. Body looks to have been oversprayed many years ago. Fine lacquer checking."


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