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Martin D-28 (1934)

International Fees

SKU: 10U-198835

Regular price
$39,000.00 USD
Regular price
$45,000.00 USD
Sale price
$39,000.00 USD
A first-year example of a classic model, this 1934 Martin D-28 has seen extensive restoration. It has the original Brazilian rosewood back and sides with a replacement spruce top with herringbone top trim. The ebony fingerboard has been refretted. Other replacements include an ebony bridge and maple bridge plate. This is a very good sounding guitar that has more potential if some work is done (see Details section below). It is in very good+ condition but sold AS-IS.

More Details

  • Replacement spruce top and herringbone trim with scalloped tone bars (other braces are not scalloped)
  • Top, bridge and bridgeplate replacement was done by Bill Gruggett (who was heavily involved with Mosrite and Hallmark guitars in the 1960s and later) in Bakersfield, CA in the 1970's
  • Original Brazilian rosewood back and sides
  • 14-fret mahogany neck (repaired heel crack, neck has been reset (fretboard cut at 14th fret)
  • 20-fret ebony fingerboard (refretted)
  • Pearl diamonds & squares inlays
  • Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay with Martin decal
  • Original Grover open gear tuners (although other tuners were on some time in its history, evidenced by exposed holes)
  • Replacement ebony bridge has been thinned somewhat (newer maple bridge plate underneath is quite thick)
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • 25.4" scale
  • Newer flat lid hardshell case
  • VGC+ with 1 repaired back crack and 2 repaired side cracks
  • Sold AS-IS (could benefit greatly from neck reset, new bridge and bridgeplate, fret level, new strings, setup, etc.)