Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale:

Used 1969 Martin D-28 serial number 244619.

This guitar is in very good condition. Cosmetically there are the usual “nicks & marks” here and there, the expected patina from an instrument this age.

This D-28 has benefitted from a “pro” refret, and the bridge has been replaced with a new Martin ebony bridge. The bridge plate has been reinforced with spruce. There is a repaired split down the middle of the top as well a two touched up ¾” dings. A few braces have been re-glued and the nut replaced. It has a new pick guard. Also the neck has been reset.

You can tell that whatever care this guitar needed it was done by one of the top doctors in the around and has now been returned to a fully functional D-28.

The celebrated D-28 is an instrument that can do anything the owner wishes; everything sounds great on this ’69, the last year of the use of Brazilian Rosewood as the standard tonewood. Another interesting feature is the rounded corner headstock shape which historians say was due to wear in the original squared off jigs and fixtures. The ebony unbound fingerboard is inlaid with 8 Mother of Pearl dot markers with ivoroid markers on the bass side. The top is bordered in 5 plies of crème and black, the back only in black-white; the sides are bound in crème celluloid. The soundhole rosette is ringed in three-ply, then 9-ply, then three-ply. Martin created a timeless guitar with the D-28.

Own an historic, well loved and cared for dreadnought with a big sound and a big heart.

Original hard-shell case included.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”


Year: 1969

Serial number: 244619

Body: Brazilian Rosewood w/Sitka Spruce top

Finish: Natural

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony

Number of Frets: 20

Scale Length: 25.4”

Bridge: Ebony

Nut: New/Bone

Tuners: Grover Rotomatic

Width at Nut: 1 11/16”

Weight: 5 lbs.

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Very Good
24 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
10:57 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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