Description

No sales tax for customers outside California.

This 1969 Martin D-28 was purchased form the son of the original owner.  It is a true beauty.

This is remarkably clean guitar with no cracks, overspray, or misguided repairs - an absolutely gorgeous example from the very end of the period when Martin's stock wood for the back and sides was Brazilian Rosewood.  

The wood quality of the top and back woods are top notch with exquisite grain.

The frets show some pitting in the lower register.  A fret level and crown would be viable, allowing more use out of the original frets.

The guitar does need a neck reset.  It is currently very playable, but the saddle has been lowered significantly.  Fortunately, the bridge has not been messed with.  We may have the neck reset, but I have found that some folks prefer to have their own luthier tackle such work.  If I do send the guitar off for work it will return at a somewhat substantially higher price.

The pickguard has been professionally replaced.  The original is in the case, which I assume is also original to the guitar.  The bridge pins have also bee replaced.  A better fitting set could be procured, but they work well.  
The guitar has been played little over the last fist full of years.  The guitar could stand to get some play to wake it up - a phenomenon that is a thing with Martin guitars.  They need to be played regularly to stay open and full as they are capable of being.  We're playing it daily, so that will help!

Color: Natural
Weight: 4lbs 12.2ozs
Top: Sitka Spruce
Body: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Inlays: Mother of pearl dots
Frets: Original
Fret count: 20
Nut: Original
Nut width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25.5"
Radius: 16"
Neck thickness at 1st Fret: .795"
Neck thickness at 10th Fret: .965"
Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 3/32"
Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 3/32" 
Total length: 40 3/8"
Body length: 20"
Lower bout: 15 11/16"
Waist: 10 13/16"
Upper bout: 11 1/2"
Body depth/thickness: 4 7/8"
String gauge: .012-.053"
Electronics?: No
Pickguard: Replaced
Bridge: Original short-saddle ebony bridge.
Tuners: Original PAT. PEND. Grover Rotomatic tuning machines.
Case: OHSC handle is broken, see pictures
Notes: Non-original bridge pins

Shipping policy:
Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to sales@maharsvintageguitars.com.  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

1969
Martin
Excellent
Natural
Original Hard
$8,195
Mahar's Vintage Guitars
Chuck Mahar
530-570-1525
Online Only
6:53 AM
Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Usually available always, sometimes not so much, even at other times on other days.

Buyer to pay prior to shipment via Paypal, wire transfer, credit card or other electronic means. Payment must clear before shipping. Certified checks and trades are accepted, however checks must clear before we will ship and trades must be received here and evaluated prior to shipment of our item.

All orders ship within three business days of the receipt of an order, usually faster. Tracking information will be automatically forwarded to all buyers. Buyers must retain all shipping materials in the event a return is necessary.

Returns accepted if the purchaser responds within 48 hours of receipt of an item and there is a discrepancy relating to the condition or originality of an item. Returns are not accepted for items that do not meet the needs or sonic tastes of clients due to the subjective nature, unless such concern is stated prior to the purchase. Any return for reasons other than incorrect advertising of condition or originality on the part of Mahar's Vintage Guitars shall be the responsibility of the buyer, which shall result in the buyer paying all shipping costs (to and from) their location.