|Serial Number||114002, built during 1950 in Nazareth, PA|
|Pricing||$8750.00 CAD with newer hardshell case.|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with unbound ebony fingerboard; rosewood headplate with script C F Martin decal.|
|Frets||Frets are in good playing condition with minimal wear; it was refretted some time ago.|
|Body||Rosewood back and sides with sitka spruce top; bound top and back. Lots of play wear on the top, some wear on the back and sides.|
|Finish||Nitrocellose lacquer finish, largely original.|
|Hardware/electronics||Original tuners, possibly replaced bridge. At one time this guitar was converted to left-handed, but there’s not much pick wear from that. Bone nut and saddle. The bridge plate has also been replaced; the original plates on these guitar was quite small and most have worn out by now.|
|Playability/Action||This guitar has been refretted and had a neck reset, so it plays close to Martin factory specs. There’s lots of room to move the saddle around for action adjustments.|
|Case||Newer hardshell case included.|
|Comments||This is a great-playing – and great-sounding! – D-28 from 1950. It’s had the maintenance that guitars of a certain age really need to have – a neck reset and a refret – so it’s ready for years of use. It has a full, warm, rich tone with lots of clarity and separation.|
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