This player's 1949 Martin D-28 is an absolutely killer sounding example of the model, with a couple issues that'll keep it from shattering your retirement account.
Why We Love This
In a word, tone. This player's 1949 Martin D-28 is an absolutely killer sounding example of the model, with a couple issues that'll keep it from shattering your retirement account. Most notably, the back of the neck has been refinished. The work was performed within the last few years at the request of the current owner (NH-based luthier, Pat DiBurro, smoothed out some pre-existing wear and did the finish work). There's also an older replacement bridge on the guitar (correct footprint, recently re-glued). On the inside, all components are neat & clean, including the original bridge plate and bracing. The guitar plays beautifully, with standard 3/32" action under tension of medium gauge strings.
If you've been looking for that elusive vintage D-28 with killer sound below top-of-the-market prices, we can't recommend this one strongly enough. Huge volume and low end power for a non-scalloped guitar, with a very colorful voice and plenty of cut in the high end. A sensational flatpicking guitar ... though what can't a great D-28 do? Priced with contemporary Martin hard case, which has a broken latch. We have Calton dreadnought cases available, should the next owner desire an upgrade. And if you're looking for a killer sounding 1949 D-28 that's as clean as they come, we've got one of those too!
On consignment. Expedited shipping only at online checkout.