1933 Martin twelve fret D-28 shade top- the ONLY one EVER made. Slotted head stock. Twenty one twelve fret D-28s were ever made and this absolutely one of one that was a shade top. This is a well known instrument as it belonged to the great Grammy award winning Norman Blake for quite some time. Norman sold it- we have a signed receipt dated 1987- to a player and it has been with the same owner since that time. This remarkable guitar is truly uncirculated and off the market for more than three decades. Early in it’s life it was with the Prairie Ramblers band. Recently it was pictured on the album cover and played on IBMA two time guitarist of the year Kenny Smith’s effort, “Return”. It was also performed with by Country Music Hall of Fame member Patsy Montana- the first female artist to have a platinum selling single. This guitar is also housed in the original case. It stands alone as the true Holy Grail of the acoustic guitar world. When an instrument is literally the only example ever produced- rare is hardly the word for it! Provenance, investment, sound, historical importance, etc. This guitar has it ALL. You’ll never see one again- guaranteed. The ultimate acoustic guitar. $3,000,000. Serious inquiries only please.
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.