1969 Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar Brazilian!!! #248554  From Martin

A beautiful 1969 Martin D28 Brazilian with lots of character!

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  A fabled model, a legendary name, a holy grail of tonewoods.  It's a little spooky to play this one, I'll be honest...who knows how many living rooms, stages, bars have felt the sonorous, true-as-North voice this beautiful guitar holds?  It's easy to imagine moonlight serenades to some loved one, sing-alongs with old friends, wide-open sets at a since-closed dive somewhere out there along the path this balladeer's friend has travelled...this guitar's been telling stories for a long time.  That same powerful, bell-like voice has been ringing, arguably better and better, for many players and many more audiences over the years.  And that's far from over with.  Crucial work has been done to ensure that this old-guard treasure will be structurally sound and immediately playable for any who should be lucky enough to pull it out of the case today.
   Could this guitar be re-created?  In a way, yes, and it has been, many, many times.  Any luthier you meet will have plenty to say about the rolodex of Brazilian dreads they've seen over the years. But the age and character of this D-28's voice is something that even the best luthiers can only draw from, never conjure on the whole.  It's been a rare guitar since it was made in '69, right at the end of Martin's use of Brazilian as their standard rosewood, but the character this D-28 has developed carves out a class all its own for itself.  You've got to hear and feel it to believe me!  Call us up today to find out where you fit into this Martin's special story!

1969 Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar Brazilian - Quick n' Dirty

This 1969 Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar is incredibly beautiful with lots of character. Martin stopped using brazilian as their default rosewood back in 1969, and the grain and coloration on this guitar indicates they saved the best and prettiest pieces for last. If you like what you hear, check out this guitar at SoundPure.com or call us anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

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.

Specifications

* Serial number 248554

* Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

* Body size: D-14 Fret

* Top: Solid Spruce

* Rosette: Style 28

* Back material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood

* Side material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood

* Neck material: Solid Genuine Mahogany

* Nut material: Bone

* Headstock Solid Brazilian Rosewood/Square Taper

* Headplate: Solid Brazilian Rosewood

* Fingerboard material: Solid Black Ebony

* Scale length: 25.4

* # of frets clear: 14

* # of frets total: 20

* Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''

* Bridge material: Solid Black Ebony

*Tuning machines: Grover Nickel

* Pickguard: Black

* Case: Hardshell

* Refret and Reset by David Shepard