Martin D-28 1943


Product Code: GF5627

$ 52,500.00
$ 52,500.00

Coming right out of the thick of World War II, this 1943 D-28 is proof that even in those lean times, Martin was still making incredible instruments. By this point, they had switched to rear-shifted bracing, but they were still scalloping the braces, and the top is of course Adirondack, as the change to Sitka wouldn't happen until the following year. For players looking for powerful projection and bite, a rear-shifted Adi-topped dread like this one answers the call. With added sparkle and clarity in the high end and the sensitive response needed for hybrid or fingerpicking, this is a versatile guitar that need not be limited to the bluegrass world.

This 1943 D-28 is in fine condition for its age and is an excellent example, tonally, of Martin's early '40s instruments. It has had a neck reset, bridge re-glue and re-fret with an over sprayed top to hide the bridge re-glue and the re-glued pickguard. All masterfully done. The back and sides have their original finish.

Includes a grey Calton hard case, as well as the original case.


  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Finish: Over sprayed top. Back, neck and sides original.
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany / Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16"
  • Brace pattern: Scalloped X
  • Tuners: Original open back
  • Bridge: Original (re-glued)
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Nut width: 1.703"
  • String spacing at saddle: 2 5/32"

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