Martin D-28 Louvin Brothers Limited Edition Guitar & Case

$2,959 $3,599
sku: D28LOUVIN
Limited Edition, 50 planned, 32 built - 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awardees Charlie and Ira Louvin transcended genres, performing and recording gospel, country, folk, hillbilly and '50s pop from the '40s through the '60s. "When I Stop Dreaming," "Cash on the Barrel Head" and "The Christian Life" were some of their hits. The artwork from their classic 1959 gospel album, "Satan Is Real," is reproduced on the top of this guitar. The brothers built the 16-foot tall image of the devil from plywood, set it up behind a pile of burning tires and posed for the photograph as rain started to fall. This guitar is based on a 1955 D-28 with the rear-shifted X-brace of the period and vintage-look waffleback tuning gears. Built with East Indian rosewood instead of the original Brazilian and with a Sitka spruce top. Neck is the modern Modified Low Oval shape with Performing Artist taper (1-3/4" nut, 2-3/16" string spacing at saddle). Inside label is numbered in sequence with total and signed by C.F. Martin IV and Ken Louvin.   More Details...

  • Model: D-28 Louvin Brothers
  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Style 28
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' - Rear Shifted
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
  • Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Back Purfling: Style 28
  • Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
  • Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
  • Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval w/ Performing Artist Taper
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid/Long Diamond/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood/Golden Era Style
  • Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.4''
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28 - MOP Dots
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Printed Louvin Brothers Artwork
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Mod 30s Style - Drop-In Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Waffleback w/ Oval Knobs
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Bone w/ Black Dots
  • Pickguard: None
  • Case: 545E Geib Style
  • Interior Label: Signed by CFM IV & Ken Louvin, Numbered in Sequence with Total (50)
  • Electronics: Optional
  • Other Options: Available left-handed at no additional charge
  • Other Comments: All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice
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