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1950's D-28 Style Adirondack/Brazilian RW Acoustic - Used  From Martin

What we believe to be a 1950's Martin Employee Guitar with a Red Spruce Adirondack Top and Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides!


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Condition: Used, Very Good (Repaired Pickguard crack, Repaired Side Crack, Two Repaired Back Cracks, New Neck Built by our in house Luthier)

A mysterious stranger with something to prove!  While we aren't 100% sure, our pooled experience has led us to believe that this here is a dread built by a Martin employee back in the 50s.  The lines, the cosmetics--it's just way, way too spot on.  Most importantly, this faceless/nameless axe sounds twice as good as labeled Martins from the same time period that are twice as clean.  Go figure!  If provenance is primo for you, don't bother--if you want a truly unique, vintage piece with a big, bold voice to back up all that mystery, you have arrived!

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About Manufacturer

For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.?s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker?s craft. In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C. F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially evident today at Martin?s expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The story behind one of America?s most famous guitars began on January 31, 1796, in Markneukirchen, Germany, with the birth of Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. Born into a long line of cabinet makers, Christian Frederick took up the family craft at the early age of 15, when he left his hometown and traveled to Vienna to apprentice with Johann Stauffer, a renowned guitar maker.


Model: D-28

Serial: N/A

Body Size: D 14-Fret

Top Material: Adirondack Red Spruce

Back & Side Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Top Finish: Gloss

Back & Side Finish: Gloss

Scale Length: 25.4"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Binding: Double Bound Body

Pickguard: Tortoise Plastic

Bridge: Ebony

Saddle Style: Long Saddle

Neck Material: Mahogany

Finish Neck: Gloss

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14th Fret

Side Dots: White

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Fingerboard Inlays: Diamond Snowflakes

Headstock Shape: Solid Square

Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood

Tuners: Waverly Open Gear Tuners, Relic Nickel

Nut Material: Bone

Case: Hardshell