Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar w/Case (1947)
This is in incredible piece of guitar history, having been made only a few years after the end of World War II. Sitting between the D-18 and D-45, the D-28 model featured a Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back & sides, reinforced Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard & bridge, Ivoroid binding & a polished lacquer finish. The writeup from Martin on this model said "This is the famous "Dreadnaught" bass guitar originated by Martin. The extra wide and deep body products a tone of great power and smoothness, especially fine for broadcast or recording"
This instrument at some point in its life received a new Ebony bridge and bone saddle as well as some new tuners. A new pickguard was also installed and the top was oversprayed over top of the pickguard. There is also evidence of a few small crack repairs over the years.
We just gave it a full setup and strung with D'Addario EJ16 12-53 Phosphor Bronze strings and it sounds incredible. There is a reason these are so sought after by bluegrass players. When played with fingers or softly with a pick, there is a beautiful smooth tone with some incredible dynamics to the sound. When played hard, this guitar doesn't choke out and just rings forever. A super cool olive green Calton case is also included so you'll never have to worry about your guitar being safe!
NOTE: Due to CITES regulations, we are unable to ship this instrument outside fo Canada.