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  • Instrument: Dreadnought

  • Brand: Martin

  • Model: D-28

  • Finish: Natural

  • SKU: GF7384-A

  • Handedness: Right

  • Made In Year: 1945

  • Top: Adirondack

  • Back and Sides: Brazilian Rosewood

  • Finish Material: Nitro

  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany/ Brazilian Rosewood

  • Neck Profile: Soft V

  • Neck Depth: .903" - 1.079"

  • Fingerboard Radius: 16"

  • Tuners: Original Kluson with Wartime Plastic Buttons

  • Bridge: Replacement Ebony Bridge

  • Electronics: None

  • Scale Length: 25.4"

  • Nut Width: 1.687" (1 11/16)

  • String Spacing at Saddle: 2.142"

  • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): Y

  • Case: White Calton Case

  • Modifications/Repairs: Neck Reset, 5" Back Crack Repaired (no cleat needed), Strap button on heel, 4 replacement bridge pins, replacement saddle, .75" pickguard shrinkage related crack next to binding, replacement ivoroid end pin, (only finish deep crack by bass fingerboard extension)

Herringbone Martin D-28's are the king of flat tops. This 1945 example may be the cleanest of its league. What makes it particularly special is the extremely tight grain of the Adirondack Spruce; perhaps it was a hold out set aside for a D-45 that was never made, right before the switch to Sitka in 1946. The sound that is produced from its tapered bracing is warm and round. It has had a clean neck reset and is setup for bluegrass flat picking (with saddle height to come down). The only notable crack is 5" on the lower treble back (rosewood grain separation); it did not need cleating. If you want a clean herringbone D-28 with some honest playwear, this is it.

Comes in white Calton Case

Martin D-28 1945, Natural

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    Description

    Herringbone Martin D-28's are the king of flat tops. This 1945 example may be the cleanest of its league. What makes it particularly special is the extremely tight grain of the Adirondack Spruce; perhaps it was a hold out set aside for a D-45 that was never made, right before the switch to Sitka in 1946. The sound that is produced from its tapered bracing is warm and round. It has had a clean neck reset and is setup for bluegrass flat picking (with saddle height to come down). The only notable crack is 5" on the lower treble back (rosewood grain separation); it did not need cleating. If you want a clean herringbone D-28 with some honest playwear, this is it.

    Comes in white Calton Case

    Spec
    • Instrument: Dreadnought

    • Brand: Martin

    • Model: D-28

    • Finish: Natural

    • SKU: GF7384-A

    • Handedness: Right

    • Made In Year: 1945

    • Top: Adirondack

    • Back and Sides: Brazilian Rosewood

    • Finish Material: Nitro

    • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany/ Brazilian Rosewood

    • Neck Profile: Soft V

    • Neck Depth: .903" - 1.079"

    • Fingerboard Radius: 16"

    • Tuners: Original Kluson with Wartime Plastic Buttons

    • Bridge: Replacement Ebony Bridge

    • Electronics: None

    • Scale Length: 25.4"

    • Nut Width: 1.687" (1 11/16)

    • String Spacing at Saddle: 2.142"

    • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): Y

    • Case: White Calton Case

    • Modifications/Repairs: Neck Reset, 5" Back Crack Repaired (no cleat needed), Strap button on heel, 4 replacement bridge pins, replacement saddle, .75" pickguard shrinkage related crack next to binding, replacement ivoroid end pin, (only finish deep crack by bass fingerboard extension)

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