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1928 Martin 0-28

Serial # 36033. We've had a lot of "best we've ever heard" guitars through the shop lately, and this 0-28 from 1928 is no exception. Simply put, it's outstanding. This Martin is wonderfully complex, with rich hues and a vast tonal repertoire. It exudes maturity, richness, and warmth. Dark and intimate with empty-room sustain and overtones, it's a delight for the ears. This is one we won't soon forget.

X-braced, but built for gut strings, the instrument is currently set up with .011" to .050" steel strings, and handles that string tension well. The guitar is in remarkably fine structural condition, with no top or back cracks, but does show a very fine repaired hairline crack through the endpin. There is a light over-finish to the back of the neck that is quite hard to detect, and the original bridge has been shaved in thickness somewhat. Newer bone nut and saddle, professional neck reset and refret, some filled fingernail divots in the fretboard's first position, and playwear to the top with light shellac seal applied. The instrument plays very nicely, and has most recently been set-up in our shop.

Quartered Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Red Spruce top with scalloped X-bracing, ebony fingerboard and pyramid bridge, bar frets, herringbone purflings, zig-zag back strip, 1-7/8" nut and 24.9" scale.

With hardshell case

Need this instrument shipped to a location outside of Canada? We'll help acquire the CITES permits that are needed as quickly as possible.

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