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Martin D-28 Marquis Sunburst

The C.F. Martin D-28 Marquis Sunburst features “Martin Golden Era” (1930-1940) appointments and is constructed in East Indian rosewood, including a top embellished with the Martin 1935 sunburst pattern.

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Martin HD-16R Adirondack

After producing a large bodied instrument under the Ditson brand, in 1931 the Martin Company began producing dreadnought guitars that carried the Martin name. The D–1, like the earlier Ditsons, was a mahogany body instrument, destined to become the D–18. With the D–2, Martin introduced what may still be the most popular style of steel string guitar, the rosewood body dreadnought. All of Martin’s early dreadnoughts had the 12–fret neck of the Ditson design. It wasn’t until 1934 that D–28s and D–18s officially were offered with the 14–fret neck that most consider the industry standard today.

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Martin D28 Dan Tyminski Sold and Discontinued

Martin D28 Dan Tyminski Sold and Discontinued

Bluegrass composer, vocalist and instrumentalist Dan Tyminski is probably best known for his Grammy winning version of “Man of Constant Sorrow” from the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”. He is also a member of the band Alison Krauss and Union Station and has won 10 Grammy awards for solo and collaborative projects. So what does a multiple Grammy award winning bluegrass player want from a guitar? How about a big loud dreadnought with tons of headroom and warm rich overtones. Sounds good to me!

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Martin D-28 2010 (Consignment) SOLD

Here is a great sounding D-28 that is in great overall condition with mostly cosmetic play wear. There is one small repaired crack in the back and the frets only have minor wear. The guitar is set up great and the low profile neck shape plays like butter. The installed L.R. Baggs M1 pickup has this guitar gig ready and looking to play!

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Martin 00-18 1928 (Consignment) SOLD

This little mahogany 00 may have had a few trips around the block but it is in great overall shape for its age. The neck has been reset and the bridge replaced so the guitar plays very well and has a lot of saddle height to work with. The woody sounding bass and distinct midrange complement the softer rounded trebles for a lovely round tone. Very cool little guitar!!

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Martin D-18 1952 SOLD

Here is a D-18 from the early 50’s that has seen some good hard playing time. There are a few repairs and lots of wear to the finish. The guitar is structurally sound but could use a neck reset to play well. The tone is full and warm with a nice balance through the bass, middle and treble frequencies.

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