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Martin Vintage 1952 D-28 Natural Acoustic #126973 - Used  From Martin

1952 Martin D-28, need we say more?


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Condition: Used, Good

Hold on to your hats folks, we've found the Holy Grail.

We've seen our fair share of vintage instruments come through the shop, and it's always an exciting day when we find a guitar that is a veritable piece of history. The Martin D-28: that guitar whose tone we know, love, and have heard on more records than we can count! 

This particular specimen has been played and loved, but also taken care of. The top is broken in, but shows no evidence of cracking or repair. The neck is worn but comfortable. Every scar that adorns the back serves to remind us of the thousands of songs played and written on this instrument. As far as we can tell this guitar is all original. If instruments have ghosts, this guitar is haunted in all the right ways!

In terms of tone, the bass response in particular is WILD! If the only note I could play was the low E, I'd still be a happy camper. Complex, full, resonant. For playing lead lines on the higher strings, the tone is as sweet as a golden-voiced singer. They ring out and even a single note is enough to please the ear and bring a smile to the face.

And of course we can't say enough about the dynamics. Anyone who's played a vintage instrument can appreciate the wide range of tones a broken in guitar can deliver. A gentle breeze is enough to get the top in motion! A slight adjustment of your right hand placement and the voice morphs to a whole new territory.

Artistry and History have come together in joyous harmony!

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.


Serial Number: 126973

Year: 1952