Description

SN: 97969. Very fine example of a late herringbone era D-28. Identical to the wartime D-28s with the exception of a heftier neck profile, Sitka spruce top, and the introduction (in 1945) of tapered bracing. The tapered bracing combined with the Sitka offered a stiffer top with more stability than the Adirondack and scalloped bracing. The resulting tone is more focused, particularly on the bass end, and something of a shift in emphasis favoring the mid-range without giving up the volume these are famous for. The ’46 is a fabulous flat picker. This one is in played but clean condition with one area of playwear near the fretboard and a little chew around the sound hole. The neck was reset and completely refretted a couple years ago by Mark Tossman who also carved a full-height repro bridge to replace on that had been shaved down. The nut is 1 11/16” and string spacing at the bridge 2 ¼”. The insides are squeaky clean and all original including the bridge plate. There are no cracks, capo gouge, or bad dingers. The tuners are the original Fleur di Lis aka arrowhead tuners that still work well, bridge pins are original, the case is a Lifton most likely purchased at the same time as the guitar. Overall, a terrific guitar I’ll be sorry to part with.

Year Condition Color Case
1946 Excellent Natural Original Hard

$23,500

Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
2:28 PM

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All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.