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2006 Martin HD-28vs

Serial # 1177904. The D-28 was indeed a rare animal when it was introduced by Martin back in 1931. In fact, between the years of 1931 to 1933 only 17 of these venerable guitars were made. Martin began to re-issue this classic 12-fret dreadnought back in 1996 and it has been a part of their catalog ever since.

This sample comes to us from 2006, and is a fine example of a big, evenly voiced dreadnought. Thick treble and balanced mids are supported by large bass tones that manage to be big, yet not boomy. Thanks to the 12 fret to the body design, the guitar also offers up some pretty sweet overtones. A modified 'V' neck, herringbone binding and a 1-3/4" nut add to the vintage feel of the instrument. With an already installed K&K pickup, this guitar is also 'plug-and-play' ready.

Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, scalloped standard X-bracing, Waverly tuners, vintage belly ebony bridge with thru saddle, ebony fingerboard with diamond and square inlays, K&K Pure Mini pickup with Vintage Jack, 1-3/4" nut and 25.4" scale. The guitar is in excellent condition, without cracks, repairs, or any significant finish flaws. Set-up in our shop with medium gage strings.

With original hardshell case

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