Martin D-28 Vintage guitar - 1971 - This old Martin is a stunning example of a D-28. I bought this guitar in 1975 from a good friend. Since that time it has been lovingly played and cared for. It has also spent most of the last 45 years in very careful storage. The finish is probably the best to be found for a 1971 Martin.I bought this guitar decades ago because it struck me as the best D-28 I had ever seen or played. The spruce top has grain as tight as I had seen - and it is a tone monster as a result - with brilliant, balanced sound, and sustain.
This D-28 is a classic Martin canon - booming bass with classic Martin - defining "jangle" and definition. There is very minor scuffing on the back and a tiny finish scratch on the bout. Finish wise : That's it. It's that clean - at 45 years of age. The original pickguard is lifting very slightly at the edge - a simple repair, but certainly not necessary.
It's noticeable only on close inspection. The frets show minimal wear - astounding. It's a time capsule with a beautifully amber aged tight, Adirondack Spruce top. The body is Martin's Indian Rosewood which provides warmth in beauty - and tone. Included is the hard shell case that came with this Martin in'75.
It's an iconic vintage Martin. I'll surely miss it.
This was a guitar I believed I'd never part with - and it's not easy. But the time's come. Good Luck - and I hope the right owner finds this fine, dear instrument.
Correction Note : The top of this Martin is Sitka Spruce - as were all Martins from this period I believe - not Adirondack. The string height of the high E string at the 12th fret is 1/8 above the fret as best I can measure.
The action is higher than it was in 1971 but I like it and play it just like it is. There is some room to adjust the saddle. Some might prefer lower action. This Martin is a special time traveler. The item "Martin D-28 Guitar Rare Vintage Closet Classic 1971 Rosewood" is in sale since Thursday, March 17, 2016.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic"." and is located in West Newbury, Massachusetts.
This item can be shipped to United States.