The Only Known Pre-War Left-Handed Martin D-28

A unique Martin guitar, this 1941 D-28SL is the only pre-war left-handed Martin D-28 known to exist. It was special ordered by singer and guitarist “Lefty” Buchar, who played with the regional group Happy Johnny and His Gang in the mid-Atlantic region. This instrument was Lefty's pride and joy and has remained all this time in his family.

Below are three videos about this special guitar. The first features singer/songwriter Joshua Davis and Elderly Instruments Repair Shop Manager Joe Konkoly discussing the guitar and the various repairs that have been done to it over the years. In the second video, Elderly Instruments Owner and Founder Stan Werbin discusses the historical importance of the guitar. Both videos feature performances by Joshua Davis. The third video features the performance of Davis without any commentary.


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