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Martin 1969 D-28 Sitka/Brazilian RW Acoustic #251716 - Used  From Martin

An incredibly clean 1969 Martin D-28. All original with the original bill of sale!


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Condition: Used, Excellent

They literally don't make 'em like this anymore. 1969 marked the end of the line for Brazilian rosewood on D-28s, and this example flaunts in spades everything that tonewood is known for: rich bass, smooth treble, warm mid-range. The Sitka spruce top allows just enough sustain while retaining punch and clarity. Yet mere buzzwords cannot describe the experience of playing this instrument. Cared for impeccably well by our in-house luthier extraordinaire, it has all the inimitable openness of 50-year-old wood while feeling like a brand-new guitar sporting a light relic job from the custom shop in Nazareth. If you've ever wanted to know what a Martin should sound like, you must hear this guitar.

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

Year: 1969

Serial: 251716

Body Size: D-14 Fret


Bracing Pattern:

Brace Shape:

Top Material: Sitka Spruce

Back Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Side Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Finish Top: Gloss

Back & Side Finish: Gloss

Scale Length: 25.4"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16"

Neck Shape: .865" - .990"

Binding: White

Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe

Pickguard: Black

Rosette: 3-Ring

Bridge Style: Belly

Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8"

Bridge Material: Rosewood

Bridge Pin Material: Ivoroid

Bridge Pin Dots: Black

Saddle: Bone

Saddle Radius: 16"

Back Purfling/Strip: Style 28

Heelcap: Ivoroid

Endpiece: Ivoroid

Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe

Neck Material: Mahogany

Finish Neck: Gloss

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14th Fret

Side Dots: White

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Dots

Fingerboard Binding Material: None

Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper

Headplate Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Tuning Machines: Grover Enclosed

Knob: Nickel

Nut Material: Bone

Case: Hardshell