This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to procure and own an original solid Brazilian Rosewood Martin D-28 produced by their employees in the old Nazareth facility in 1969. The condition is excellent with no appreciable wear to the frets, as this beautiful guitar was carefully stored in a comfortable climate for all these 54 years since it was built. The cosmetic condition is exceptional, the playability superb and the sound is amazing with ALL the resonance, clarity, presence, and bottom you would expect from the solid Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with the beautiful Spruce top. This Martin includes it's original hard shell case.
In the early days of Martin factory production a veteran employee was allowed to build a guitar for their personal use, with other employees noted for their expertise, on their own time - in the factory with all Martin factory materials. This is the case with this rare gem. The only addition to the D-28 standard features that this person decided to add was the D-41 inlays and cosmetic touches. With this special addition to the stock D-28, the original branding on the neck heel reads the employee's name and the date of completion (11-4-69). Please make an appointment to talk to John, at our shop, about the details or any questions you may have. Because of the rarity of this guitar and high collector value, local pickup is offered for it. Any arrangements for possible shipping will be at the responsibility and expense of the buyer.
*We are a FULL SERVICE shop, in business over 30 years, have a expert repair and Custom Modification department as well as an on-site Custom Shop for in-house mods and custom instrument builds. Guitar Villa, located in Bethlehem PA, is run by musicians, instrument and amp techs and we are here to help you with any product selection or use questions you may have. We can advise on the best value at any budget. We would be happy to give you an in-hand description of any item we list for sale. Contact us for all your questions or needs before and after the sale!