Description

This is possibly the most historically important guitar we have sold. It is a pre-World War II twelve fret Martin D-28. A 12 fret from this era is FAR rarer and much more valuable than their fourteen fret counterparts. Only twenty-one twelve fret D-28s were ever produced at Martin. Only 12 D-28s with 12 fret necks were produced in 1933. Martin records indicate that this guitar was the very last guitar made in the year 1933 and the guitar made right before it was also a 12 fret d-28 with a solid head stock as opposed to a slotted version. The solid headstock makes this guitar an extreme rarity within an extreme rarity. This guitar has had a refinish, top cracks repaired, changed tuners, and a changed bridge, and also a changed bridge plate that appears to be rosewood. The original pickguard is not present. Even considering the work that has been done- the value in this guitar is in the rarity and historical importance. Not only that but the components that make all D-28s of this era valuable and desirable are still very much present and accounted for including forward shifted scalloped x bracing, Adirondack top, Brazilian rosewood, 1 3/4 nut width, herringbone trim, and snow flake/diamond inlays. The 12 fret neck and slopped shoulder body produces an even better sound than later D-28 bodies and 12 fret necks.

Dying Breed Music

Dying Breed Music

1933
Martin
Very Good
Hard
11 Years
Call
Dying Breed Music
Lane Comeaux
(870) 818-3434
Searcy, Arkansas
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Money Order, Bank Wire, PayPal, Cash, Western Union, Certified Check. Personal check- gear ships upon check clearing. Will hold an item for 30 days with 20 percent deposit. Will hold an item for 24 hours if customer specifically requests. Don't be scared off by our consistently low prices. We are in the business of selling guitars, not keeping them!

We ship worldwide, 24 countries and counting. Shipping will be added to the final sale price. 150 dollars for overnight shipping, 100 dollars for two day shipping. Other arrangements can be made at your request; i.e. UPS. All shipments are professionally packed and fully insured through Heritage Insurance. Shipping is paid for by the buyer every time.

Buyer pays shipping both ways in the event of a return. Your purchase price will be refunded minus cost of shipping when we receive the guitar back. 24 hour approval period in U.S. No returns overseas.