Martin D-28 SL Lefthanded (1941)
To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl.
If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we'll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary."
- Dreadnought body
- Adirondack spruce top
- Scalloped braces
- Bound Brazilian rosewood back and sides
- Herringbone top trim
- Zigzag back strip
- 14-fret mahogany neck
- 20-fret ebony fingerboard
- Pearl diamonds & squares inlays
- Headstock wasbroken in shipping at the end of World War II and repaired at that time
- Metal headstock badge (a remnant of the fine-tuning system) reads "Lefty - W.B.A.L. - Aug. 1941" WBAL was a Baltimore radio station that Lefty worked on with the band.
- Older, replacement Grover open gear tuners
- Tortoise plastic pickguard
- Original bridgeplate (3 extra screw holes through plate, with bridge saver patches added)
- Newer reproduction ebony bridge, recent refret and neck reset (all by our shop)
- 1-11/16" nut
- 25.4" scale
- '60's Gretsch HSC
- VGC+ (2 repaired top cracks, 1 repaired back crack, 3 repaired side cracks, repaired soundhole area at base of fingerboard, open 1/4" jack hole from removed output jack near endpin, plus aforementioned headstock repair)
- SN: 78068