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Martin 1950 Vintage 000-28 Acoustic Guitar - Used  From Martin

Incredible vintage martin with a sound you can only get with age

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Condition: Used, Good

Guitar shows wear and tear not uncommon for a vintage instrument such as this.

Luthier Notes: Guitar has had a neck reset, new frets installed, and a full setup upon arrival at Soundpure.

Before arrival at our shop the following repairs were completed: Bridge is non-original and you can see where the old bridge sat on the top, it is in the correct location and intonating without issue right now. There were some cracks in the body that have been repaired and cleated and are stable after our inspection. The fingerboard extension was removed during a past neck reset (normal for the time), and the heel cap was broken and repaired during a past neck reset but is satisfactory after our inspection. 

This 000-28 is an instrument worth drooling over! Built in 1950 and certainly showing signs of its journey up until today, it has a tone and feel that is unmistakable and once you play it you’ll understand why so many players hunt for a guitar like this for their collection. We’ve got real vintage Brazilian Rosewood on the back and sides, and a Sitka top which gives you a bit more warmth in the midrange, but overall this guitar’s sound is round and subdued lending itself to a very intimate tone for your listeners. This is the real deal folks, while it may not look like something worth hanging on the wall once you strike a note you will have a captive audience and instrument made to be played and heard!

Martin 1950 Vintage 000-28 Acoustic Guitar - Used- Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustics specialist Zak Jenkins demos a vintage Martin 1950 000-28 guitar. This Martin 000-28 has certainly seen a big chunk of history, but once you play it you’ll understand why so many players hunt for a guitar like this for their collection.

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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.

Specifications

Year: 1950

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back and Sides: Brazilian Rosewood

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard Wood: Ebony

Scale Length: 25"

Nut: Bone, 1 5/8"

Bracing: Non-Scalloped

Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood

Tuners: Open Gear, Plastic Buttons

Inlays: Large MOP Dots

Rosette: Rings

Purfling: Herringbone

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tortoise

Saddle: Bone

Neck Profile: Soft V

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