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2016 Martin Custom Shop D-28

Here’s a wonderful sounding Martin Custom-Shop D-28 that is loosely based on a D-28 Marquis but with a few really nice twists. The guitar features an Adirondack spruce top with forward-positioned scalloped GE Adi bracing, a large soundhole that measures 4-3/8” in diameter, gorgeous wooden and celluloid rosette, and fine herringbone purflings. Dalmation celluloid bevelled-edge pickguard, ivoroid bindings, zig-zag back strip, and Waverly tuning machines; 30’s shape bridge with through-style saddle, vintage fretwire, angle-bottomed bone nut, long volute and modified V neck with a 1-11/16” nut width.

It’s really all quite vintage in its design and execution, but this Custom D-28’s big nod towards the present is that there is no rosewood or pearl used in its construction. The back and sides are North American black walnut, the headstock overlay is ebony, and all the inlays are cut from ivoroid. We rather appreciate how easy this makes international shipping!

A remarkable sounding guitar, but likely a tonewood combo you’ve not yet experienced. Walnut’s tone lands somewhere in between Mahogany and Rosewood and offers much of Mahogany’s sweetness, and rosewood’s separation, bass power, and volume. We’re all big fans of it here, and this guitar has been enjoying the spotlight at the store.

It’s in near perfect condition, with only the slightest playwear evident in the fretwork. No flaws to its original lacquer finish.

A very special Custom Shop vintage-inspired Martin D-28.

With original hard shell case


Click HERE for our hi-def video feature of this Custom Shop D-28

Shipping into the USA?

Sending this guitar to a US address is easy to do, and there are no import fees, taxes, or duties to pay when it arrives. We take care of everything involved in shipping - all you have to do unpackage the instrument when it arrives and play!

Questions? Email us anytime, or call us toll-free at 1-855-772-0424.

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