This Martin D-28 1953 is the sensation. A dream for all players – it sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard and is certainly the best Martin Dreadnought we’ve ever had!
Since its introduction in 1931, the C F Martin D-28 has been a successful, reliable model used by countless guitarists for performances and recordings.
The C F Martin D-28 serves as the basic body design template for other dreadnought guitars. It has a spruce top with rosewood for the back, sides and headstock. Mahogany for the neck and ebony for fingerboard and bridge.
This splendid example is a Post-War guitar with the corresponding construction details. Pre-war guitars have Herringbone binding around the top and post war guitars a Purfling binding instead.
It is an absolute pleasure to play such a guitar. The tone is powerful and full of the typical warmth of rosewood, while the spruce top provides shine and clarity even when played hard. The guitar has an incredibly good resonance and great dynamics. It fills the room with loud and yet beautiful tones like no other guitar. The sound has an inimitable and pleasant woody character.
It sounds like a dream and many professional players who have tried this guitar said that it is the best sounding Martin they have ever seen.
This Martin D-28 1953 plays well and is completely ready for use! Over the years this guitar has been professionally maintained. It plays well with a very low action and has got a neck reset and a refret + new fretboard. The bridge has also been replaced and the back of the neck has been refinished – everything to get the guitar in a condition that makes it 100% ready to play and perfectly set up. The intonation is also perfect.
The body is in original condition. The original finish shows obvious signs of playing and has also been polished to a wonderful satin finish. Several cracks have been repaired very stable and a small spot on the sides has a patch.
An old case, which is probably original, comes with the guitar.