Martin 1945 D-28, Brazilian Rosewood & Sitka Spruce - Pre-Owned


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While the sweeter sounding dreadnoughts of the 1930s may have been the start of Martin’s golden age, it is the 1940s that are responsible for their instruments of pure power. This prime example master craftsmanship is perfectly preserved and has a voice that could command other instruments to stand down. In fact, we would wager that this very instrument could be the inspiration for the phrase “Banjo Killer”. The set-up is as a new guitar fresh off the bench, and is living proof that Martin didn’t need fancy machines to make an extremely satisfying playing experience. A recent neck reset along with a replacement bridge and an expertly repaired back crack are the only maintenance this guitars has ever needed and there is no reason to think it shouldn’t stay in its current condition for decades to come. This might very well be the best sounding 1940s Martin we have ever played, and it would be the perfect investment for a player or collector alike.

  • Model/body: D-28
  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Bridge and pins: Ebony, belly-style
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Headstock veneer: Rosewood
  • Serial number: 93097
  • Year of build: 1945
  • Case: Non-original Martin Hardshell


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