From GuitarDesires and World Acclaimed guitarist Tyler Grant - here is Mr. Grant's custom ordered 2008 Masterbuilt Christopher Zambelli Dreadnought 1937 Martin Herringbone D-28 Reproduction guitar in excellent plus condition in it's original TKL hardcase.

This is an extraordinary and fine instrument with a tremendous volume and voice, custom designed and crafted for Mr. Grant and used on some of his many gigs with The Drew Emmitt Band, Emmitt-Nershi Band, The Grant Farm, and solo dates. Equipped with a pro-installed Martin Gold Plus (equivalent to the Fishman Natural 1) professionally installed by Martin repair guru Richard Starkey in Nashville, TN.

In short, here's a brilliant world-class Martin herringbone type guitar, equipped for the stage or studio, from the rising young American guitarist:

2008 National Flatpicking Champion, 2009 Merlefest Doc Watson Guitar Champion, 2003 Colorado State Champion (Rockygrass), 2008 New England Guitar Champion, 2005 Wayne Henderson Guitar Contest Champ, etc.

If you are looking for that pre-war Martin sound but can't afford the astronomical price of a pre-war Martin look no further. Mr. Grant custom ordered this guitar from luthier Christopher Zambelli of Beverly, WV in 2006. It was completed and presented in 2008 and became Mr. Grant's main touring and recording guitar for over two years. It was used on several professionally released CDs and has appeared in venues and on festival stages all across the country. LOUD, HERRINGBONE SOUND AND AWESOME TONE! The perfect guitar for Bluegrass or any other style of acoustic music.

The instrument was created by Zambelli as an exact replica of the 1937 Martin D-28 Herringbone style guitar. All hide Glue construction, straight grained Honduras Rosewood back and sides (sounds like Brazilian), old growth West Virginia Red Spruce top, and vintage style advanced bracing. The top came from a 350 year-old West Virginia Red Spruce tree. The back and sides are Straight-Grained Honduras Rosewood. Quarter-sawn (this wood is no longer available in quarter-sawn pieces). Braces are Red Spruce. Forward X-bracing in the style of Martin Dreadnoughts from 1934-1937. Hide Glue Construction - again, in the style of the pre-war Martins with a beautiful ebony fretboard, snowflake inlaid, and Waverly tuners.

The guitar is in Excellent plus condition and plays and sounds fantastic. The instrument has been consistently humidified and maintained at the highest level. Very light playwear noted on the fretboard and frets and a very few superficial finish dinks difficult if not impossible to photograph. The instrument is in fantastic shape with no repairs, breaks, or issues whatsoever.

Most importantly, this fine world-class guitar has the resonant, balanced, loud and distinctive voice suitable for any setting and style. It's an amazing instrument to play with incredible resonant tone, fantastic action, and very responsive to your touch. You will not be disappointed if you're the lucky buyer of this one!!

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Guitardesires, LLC

Guitardesires, LLC

Near Mint
Natural Brazilian
Original Hard
13 Years
Guitardesires, LLC
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