This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to procure and own an original Martin D-28 produced by their employees in the old Nazareth facility in 1950. The condition is excellent with no appreciable wear to the original frets, as this beautiful guitar was carefully stored in a comfortable climate for all these 72 years since it was built. Like every vintage Martin, time caused the need for a corrective neck set and this professionally done neck set has been taken care of. 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 case and some vintage memorabilia still housed in the 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 bound neck. With this special addition to the stock D-28, the original branding on the neck heel reads D-28S (for special), the date of completion (7-26-50) and the employees name. This is a consignment instrument and serious offers will be considered, for it's new home. 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, have a expert repair and Custom Modification department as well as an on-site Custom Shop for in-house instrument builds. Guitar Villa is run by musicians, techs and recording engineers 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. See us for all your questions or needs before and after the sale!