This Martin D-28 1951 is the real thing. A players dream – it sounds like nothing you have ever heard before. It is one of the cleanest Vintage guitars we have seen!
From its introduction in 1931, the C F Martin D-28 has been a successful, reliable design used by countless guitarists in performance and recordings.
The C F Martin D-28 shares a basic body design with other D or Dreadnought series bodies, and features a Spruce top paired with Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. At the time this guitar was built, the combination was alpine spruce and Brazilian rosewood.
This is a post-war guitar, and its construction details indicate that dating. Pre-war guitars had Herringbone purfling around the top and elsewhere.
It’s a treat to play a guitar like this. The tone is rich and full with the typical Rosewood warmth, while the fine Spruce top provides sparkle and clarity even when played hard. It sounds like a dream and we had it played by some professional musicians who confirmed that it is an extraordinary instrument.
This Martin D-28 1951 plays well and has had a neck reset. The neck is straight and the action low. It is in a beautiful and original condition. The guitar has a nice and professional refinish. During the neck reset it has received some work to the bridge.
The pickguard is a newer one.
It comes with the original case.