Martin D-28 (1956)

Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Martin D-28 (1956)
Vintage

Martin D-28 (1956)

Regular price $15,000.00
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Nut Width

1 11/16"
Neck Carve
Soft V
Scale Length
25.4"
Serial Number
149148

  • On Consignment
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This 1956 Martin D-28 has just come into the shop for consignment! It was last sold by TME in its nascent Pittsburgh era (approximately 1969); and it's been with the same owner ever since that time. Its condition is detailed in the next paragraph, so let's focus on the positive! Interested in tone? Read on. This is a very warm-sounding D-28, with impressive low end for a 1950's model and a beautiful, lush note backdrop. It's crisp and punchy, as you'd expect a straight-braced guitar to be when you dig into single notes with a flatpick, but it also displays the beautiful "blended" voice quality that makes it a great candidate to anchor a bluegrass band. What's more, a couple neatly-executed modifications keep it in player-grade territory.

Condition: this guitar is in very fine shape for a nearly-70-year-old D-28. Its structure is solid and only shows one small back crack. The finish is original throughout, and shows the expected checking alongside various pick scrapes, scratches, and dings, with a small area of wear exposing bare wood along the treble edge of the pickguard. An old clear plastic pickguard installed above the soundhole has been removed, leaving the outline seen in our photos. The bridge and bridge plate have been replaced (the bridge is from TJ Thompson's shop, the bridge plate is rosewood and was installed sometime in the early 1970's). The neck has been reset in our shop; and the guitar plays easily with action at 3/32" (bass side) and 2/32" treble side and minimal relief. Priced with 1970's Martin hard case. On consignment; express shipping required at online checkout.

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Materials

Top
Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides
Brazilian Rosewood
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony (replaced)
Nut & Saddle
Original nut & Bone saddle
Tuners
Kluson
Bracing
Non-scalloped
Construction
Hide Glue
Finish
Original Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Specs

Carve
Soft V
Nut Width
1 11/16"
String Spacing
2 5/32"
Scale Length
25.4"
Truss Rod
Non-adjustable
Inlays
MOP Dots
Headstock
C.F. Martin Decal

Other

Serial #
149148
Case
Martin Thermoplastic Hardshell

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