Martin Vintage 1969 D-28 Natural Acoustic #255852 - Used  From Martin

An incredibly clean 1969 Martin D-28. One owner, all original with the exception of the pickguard!

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Condition: Used, Excellent

Unbelievable!  Where are the cracks?  Where's the finish checking?  The dings?!  The weird replacement tuners put on in the 80s?!?!  We've never seen a D-28 of this age come in this clean and this original.  While the pickguard isn't original, the original can be found curled up in the case.  Featuring wide-on-the-edges Adirondack and the high quality East Indian Rosewood Martin switched to at the end of 1969, this baby doesn't need the Brazilian to blow you away.  After a neck reset and fretboard/fretwork from our luthier, this stunning instrument is ready for 69 more years!

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: 255852

Year: 1969

Adirondack top

Brazilian Rosewood B/S