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SN 119065. Fresh from the work bench of Dennis Berck is this outstanding 1951 Martin D-28. Dennis provided a fresh neck reset, new frets, and exact repro bridge. In '51 Martin was still making guitars by hand in the old North Street factory with super high quality tonewoods. It's one of the finest D-28s I've played. The back and sides are quarter-sawn crack free Brazilian, mostly straight grain but with some figuring in the center cut, inlaid wood center strip. Bound front and back in ivoroid with b/w trim and rosette, and dark faux tortoise guard. The neck has the ebony fretboard with big dots, a 1 11/16” nut, a comfortable and fast modified V neck, and the cool ridgeback tuners that work so well. The top is flat with no weird pulls, one well repaired pickguard crack. It’s a powerful bluegrass guitar – incisive bass with growl, midrange sustain and overtones, biting trebles. I’ve paired it with one of those cool mid-70s baby blue molded plastic cases. $11,000.

Jet City Guitars, LLC

Jet City Guitars, LLC

1951
C. F. Martin
Excellent
Natural
Hard
Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
6:02 AM

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We represent the instruments as accurately as we can. 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.

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.