A prime mid-'60s D-28 with the kind of colorful book-matched Brazilian rosewood that modern-day luthiers dream about. Original tuners and pickguard, the bridge is a Martin ebony bridge of the correct style but it appears to be somewhat newer than the rest of the guitar. Fresh from a neck reset and refret by Gryphon's Repair Dept. this plays like a new Dreadnought, but it has a crunchy vintage tone while still delivering plenty of smooth bass when you need it. There is some wear to the finish as you can see in these photos, but except for a couple of bigger finish dings to the top it's all small stuff and best of all there are no cracks. Original pickguard was reglued, you can see a slight gap from the celluloid's shrinkage under the B string. Original bridge plate and bracing. There is some finish crazing to the top, especially on the pickguard and along the treble side outer edge, and it looks like the top was given a very thin overspray many many years ago (as most of the finish wear happened after that). Comes with the original Victoria hardshell case shown.

stock no. 57197

ModelD-28
TopSpruce
Back and sidesBrazilian Roswood
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMahogany
TunersGrover Rotomatic
Bindingwhite celluloid
Electronicsnone
BracingX pattern
Finishlacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No212213
Total frets20