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Steve Kovacik D-28-S HB 12-Fret Dreadnought #41 - Used  From Other

Brazilian Rosewood back and sides!


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Condition: Used, Very Good

Regardless of the progeny of the back and sides, this Steve Kovacik D-28-S is a fabulous instrument. Graceful appointments like herringbone purfling over ivoroid binding pay tribute to its Martin 28-style pedigree. The mahogany neck sports a chunky deep-C profile that's surprisingly comfortable in the hand. Sonically, it's strikingly close to textbook Brazilian: rich bass and bell-like treble, but with a little less scoop in the midrange (all the better for it, in my opinion). That high-end clarity helps out with fingerstyle play, while the big bottom fills a room when strumming chords. The Sitka spruce top carries it all with grace and plentiful headroom. If you've ever wondered about the mystique of Brazilian rosewood but don't have spare organs to sell, you should give this 12-fret dreadnought a try.

SP Luthier Notes: Fretboard plane, 2 back crack repairs, and setup

Manufacturer's Description from Other

Kovacik Guitars and Fretted Instrument Repair was founded in 1995 by luthier Steven Kovacik, who has been building and repairing guitars since 1986. The focus of the shop operation is the building and repair of flat top acoustic guitars, but the shop also offers repair and complete restoration services on vintage and collectible guitars. Steve Kovacik is also a CF Martin Authorized Warranty Repair Service agent. Vintage instrument appraisal service is available. Kovacik Guitars frequently has vintage guitars, vintage guitar tuners and parts in stock for sale and can handle the sale of your vintage guitar on consignment.

Steve Kovacik has been a member of the Association Of Stringed Instrument Artisans since 1990. He has provided repair services for his own local customers as well as for Lark Street Music (Teaneck, NJ), The Vintage Fret Shop (Ashland , NH), Adirondack Strings (Albany, NY), Cathedral Music (Troy, NY), The Only Guitar Shop (Clifton Park, NY), and the Mandolin World Headquarters (Richmond, VA). In addition to building guitars on custom order for many hobby guitarists, he has built for Houston area singer songwriter Ken Gaines and the upstate NY folk/comedic singer songwriter Camille West.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's 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 of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Model: D-28-S HB 12-Fret Dreadnought

Serial: 41

Body Style: Dreadnought

Top: SitkaSpruce

Back/Sides: Brazilian Rosewood

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck: Mahogany

Neck Profile: Traditional Full Thickness

Headstock Overlay: Rosewood

Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Fingerboard: Ebony

Bridge: Ebony

Top Purfling: Herringbone

Rosette: D-28 Style

Fingerboard Inlay: Abalone Diamonds & Sqaures

Pickguard: Tortoise

Nut: Bone

Saddle: Bone, Drop-In

Scale Length: 25.4"

Fingerboard Width @ Nut: 1.75"

Tuners: Waverly w/Butterbean

Case: Hardshell