• Account
  • View Shopping Cart

Menu Search View Shopping Cart Call Us

Martin 00-28G 1953 Nylon String Acoustic Guitar - Vintage  From Martin

A vintage Martin 00 Nylon (or gut. . .) with BRAZILIAN back and sides!  


Our product photos are the actual, specific serial number for sale!

This specific item was photographed by us here in Durham, North Carolina. We are a very small team dedicated to providing you the most accurate photos possible, through our obsessive focus - individually photographing nearly everything that comes through the door. Questions about what you see? Want more information, photos, or just a friendly conversation with someone that cares and who has actually had their hands on this exact item? Contact us now!

Buy Pre-owned from Sound Pure with Absolute Confidence

Sound Pure's dedication to pre-owned products is unprecedented in the industry. We are a small team of dedicated experts that buys, trades, and consigns. We are trusted by customers all over the world. Our curated collection, is thoroughly tested and inspected by some of the best in the business. Our inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website. Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history? Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece? Contact us now.
Our Current Used/Vintage Collection »

Sound Pure's Consignment Program »

Luthier Certification for Used Instruments »

Martin and Co.

"Gone, Baby, Gone"

This one is sold. Don't miss the next one. Some things never even make it to the site so stay up to date on our used collection.

We get in many oddities, rare and vintage products, most of which go fast. If you're on the hunt for something specific, something unique, or something priced right, let us notify you on our used collection before the items even hit the site.

Want to know if one lands?

Notify Me

Want to discuss what's coming?

What We Think

What a treasure. This guitar is a piece of playable history. I adore everything about it; from the elegantly-grained Brazilian (dark, stripey, slightly wavy) to the loving wear under the sound-hole. I can just imagine its first owner flamenco-strumming in a candle-lit cafe in Greenwich village. The tone is pure, yet mysterious. It pulls you in. I find the size to be extremely comfortable. Not so small that you hunch over, not so large that you lean back. It's a very focused, yet relaxing guitar to play. It's sweet and confident. Just a beautiful instrument. 



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.


Top: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood
Bracing: Fan Bracing
Nut Width: 1-15/16" B
Neck Material: Mahogany
Scale Length: 25.4"
Frets to Body: 12
Total Frets:19
Binding: Ivoroid
Rosette: Style 28
Saddle Spacing:2-3/16" Bone
Tuners: Open geared slothead w/white buttons