1953 MARTIN D-28 Adirondack

 

PRICE$20,000.00 FOURTH OF JULY SALE! $17,500.00

Mystery top, and not Sitka!
This has been my personal guitar for quiet sometime, it either has an Engelmann or a ADI top. It was won in a poker game and was under the bed and not played for a while. I bought it and have never listed it for sale. I just recently picked up a birth year D-28 and I am going to let this one go for that reason only. Totally original with fresh neck set, frets and tall saddle, no fret board wear. I’ve have had more than fifteen 50s D-28s and this one is a very special one. A couple of small pick guard cracks that my Luthier repaired ,No repairs needed, This is an excellent Original example.

  • MODEL: Martin D-28
  • CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
  • TOP MATERIAL: Adirondack
  • ROSETTE: Style 28 Multi-Stripe
  • BRACING PATTERN: X Brace
  • BRACE SHAPE: Non-Scalloped
  • BRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
  • BRACE SIZE: 5/16″
  • BACK MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood
  • BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Style 28
  • SIDE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood
  • ENDPIECE: White
  • ENDPIECE INLAY: Multi-Stripe
  • BINDING: White
  • TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
  • BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
  • NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
  • NECK SHAPE: Low Profile
  • NECK TAPER: Standard Taper
  • PLEK: Yes
  • NUT MATERIAL: Bone
  • HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
  • HEADPLATE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood
  • HEADPLATE DETAIL: N/A
  • HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Overlay
  • HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: N/A
  • HEELCAP: White
  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony
  • SCALE LENGTH: 25.4″
  • NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
  • NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-11/16”
  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/8”
  • FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Mother of Pearl
  • FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Style 28
  • FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: N/A
  • SIDE DOTS: White
  • BACK & SIDE FINISH: Gloss
  • BACK & SIDE COLOR: N/A
  • FINISH TOP: Gloss
  • TOP COLOR: Clear
  • FINISH NECK: Satin
  • NECK COLOR: Dark Mahogany
  • BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony
  • BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly – Drop in Saddle
  • BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-1/8″
  • SADDLE: Compensated Bone
  • SADDLE RADIUS: 16”
  • TUNING MACHINES: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • KNOB: Large
  • PICKGUARD: Black
  • CASE: 50s era case