Early 1935 Martin D-28 (59394), one of only 81 D-28s built that year. Very strong and complex voice. Ordered December of 1934 from Chicago Musical Instrument Company and delivered about March of 1935. Comes with 1934 Martin catalogue, letter from sales manager W.G. Strait describing the new "pear shaped" dreadnought models not yet in the catalogue, and the original Bull's Head Harptone fiberboard case. Fine grain Adirondack spruce top, Dark brick-red vertical grain Braziian rosewood with Martin saw marks on the back, Original 6:1 clipped plate Grover G-98 tuners, Exact replacement fingerboard with diamonds and squares inlay, Replacement 2 5/16" bridge by Dennis Berck, Origiinal pickguard, Antique Acoustics replacement pin set, Original bridge plate.
Top: Case bite from original fiberboard case near bass-side waist at edge. Repaired crack along bass side of fingerboard with internal reinforcement. Replacement bridge. Top oversprayed.
Back and sides: Refinished, Bass-side lower bout possible 3/4" repaired hairline crack with small finish repair in that area.
Neck: Replacement fingerboard with diamonds and squares inlay, regretting of first 6 frets by Dennis Berck. Older neck reset and refret. Some overspray on the back of the neck, especially near the heel.
Satisfyingly powerful and complex voice. An easy playing instrument that is very much in balance with itself. With Black Martin hardshell case.
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