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SN 118738. SALE PENDING. Martin D-28 from 1951 in exceptional condition for its age. In '51 Martin was still making guitars by hand in the old North Street factory with super high quality tonewoods. The back and sides are quarter-sawn crack free Brazilian, mostly super straight grain. The neck has the ebony fretboard with big dots, a 1 11/16” nut, a comfortable and fast modified V neck, and the cool ridgeback tuners that work so well. The top is bound front and back in ivoroid with b/w trim and rosette, and dark faux tortoise guard. Bound back with fancy center strip. Frets appear to be original and in good shape. The neck angle is excellent. I suspect it has had a neck reset but it’s impossible to tell for sure – the work is impeccable. It’s a powerful bluegrass guitar – incisive bass with growl, midrange sustain and overtones, biting trebles. Original bridge and bridge plate both in good shape. The bridge may have been off at one point as there is a small area where the finish is missing on the north side. The top is flat with no pulls, very light checking and nicks, one well repaired inside pickguard crack and the faintest outside crack that was glued before it went anywhere. The back has a scratch or two and a couple of small dings. The headstock has a former owner’s driver’s license number etched in very faintly. Comes with a good quality Canadian hardshell case. $11,000.

1951
C. F. Martin
Excellent
Natural
Hard
Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
8:09 AM

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All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.