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Monday, March 3, 2008

Vintage 1926 Martin 0028


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"1926 Martin 0028 acoustic guitar. The serial # is 252XX. The production total is 64 guitars for 1926. This guitar was professionally refinished in 1972 by Bella Ganza. He was a lute maker in the Cleveland area. I am not sure what the finish is, but it was done well. The neck is pretty straight and the action is good, it is 3/16 at the 12th fret.

All of the parts are original with the exception a changed tuner button, an added strap button on the neck,and somebody had added a thin see through pickguard for protection (see pictures). Somebody had also added a strap button on the heel of the neck that is now plugged and hardly noticeable. The tuners are original. It has herringbone binding, Brazilian rosewood back + sides, and a spruce top. It has an ebony fingerboard with bar frets, and it joins the body at the 12th fret. It has a pyramid bridge. The bridge pins are original. At one time it had a tailpeice, and you can see two plugged holes and a hole in the centerstrip on the bottom of the back side. (see pictures) There is a logo on the back of the headstock and inside the sound hole it says, CF Martin Co Nazereth PA. It comes with a non original hard shell case."

The dimensions are:
upper bout : 9 3/4"
Lower bout: 14 1/8"
Sound hole: 3 3/4"
Depth -lower bout: 1/16th
Depth-upper bout: 3 1/4"
Nut width: 1 7/8"


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