Martin/Kovacik HD-28 (Martin... mostly...read the description)
This HD-28 is brand new, just completed in my shop. What is it? I bought the body at Martin about 6 months ago, where it had been built in production and taken all the way through final finishing but at some point prior to installing the neck a small lacquer check was discovered in the back of the guitar, about 3" long. Production sent the guitar body over to Guitarmaker's Connection on North Street to sell it, which is where I bought it, intending to mate it with a neck that I had purchased at GUitarmaker's years ago and still had hanging around the shop. The result is the guitar you see in the pics. It is a Martin factory built HD-28 body and Martin factory made D-28 neck, which I joined to one another in my shop and installed a bridge on to complete the guitar. The lacquer check in the back of the guitar is very fine, I don't believe it is a wood crack as I cannot get it to move at all and I have flowed a small amount of cyano into it and there's no bleed through to the inside. I can't get it to show up with my camera, you can see it on in-person inspection. Anyway, the guitar matches the specs of a new HD-28 (rosewood and spruce body, scalloped braces, herringbone, etc) with the exception that the neck is from a standard D-28 so it has a 1 11/16" nut (as opposed to the HDs 1 3/4) and a 2 1/8" pin spacing. The guitar sounds as you'd expect a new D-28 to sound, big and bold, a good flat picking guitar. The action is set at 6/64" and 5/64" with plenty of saddle showing. Comes with a new hard shell case. Half the price of a new HD-28. Come 'n get it! $1550
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