Here we offer an original Martin 0-28 from 1919. A rare guitar original “Pre War”! This guitar was owned and played by Nathaniel Rateliff – a certificate about this is included!
The Martin “Pre War” guitars are very popular among collectors. With these guitars best materials, a sound-optimized construction and careful manual work come together and form so unique dream instruments. The number of guitars built by Martin was very small at that time, so that very few “Pre War” Martins are sold today.
Especially the models from 1919 are today the basis for some of Martin’s reissue models.
The top made of German spruce with its complex harmonics and the extra portion of clarity was only used for a limited number of instruments and only for these old instruments. The back and sides are made of high quality Brazilian Rosewood. This wood is of course one of the best tone woods you can get for guitars.
This 0-28 really sounds very, very, very good. It is really mature and perfectly balanced, with present mids, crystal clear highs and booming basses (amazing what comes out of this small body).
The small 0 – body gives the sound additionally a round nuance and a great projection.
The guitar is in a unique original vintage condition. It has lightly and professionally been restored. Additionally it comes with the original case.
The action is very good and the guitar plays with great ease.
All in all, it is of course a dream instrument that will absolutely delight both the player and the collector. It is also a solid investment, because such instruments are very sought after and have a great potential for appreciation.