This is an early ’39 wide neck 000-28 without the popsicle brace but with rear shifted bracing. It’s what some call the “transitional period” before they became more stiffly braced and slim necks. I got this from Martin about it: Made on March 8, 1939, shop order 872 batch of 12 wide neck, no popsicle brace 000-28s. After shop order 872 the next batch of 12 was wide neck but included the popsicle brace. Following that all the rest were narrow neck. So there were only 12 made like this, and only 48 000-28s total, were made at all in ’39. 1 3/4" nut width. Less than 1'8" string height at the 12th fret.
Some mild dings and scratches consistent with a 75 year old guitar but overall it is in excellent original condition. No cracks whatsoever. Original bridge plate, tuners, it was refretted perfectly in 2006 by the legendary Larry Brown. Nice original case as well. Email with any questions. I will be happy to send out additional pictures.
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