Martin pulled out all the stops when they decided to make a short run of one of their rarest models of the 1920s. For years it was believed that only a single Style 28K guitar was made in the 000 size, but later another turned up. What follows is part of Martin's website intro for the model: "Based upon a pristine 1921 000-28K from the Martin Museum collection, this slotted head 12-fret is a completely faithful recreation of the original, featuring flamed Hawaiian koa top, back and sides, hide glue construction and a hand shaped neck. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the bracing." The sound is impressive, and will make a believer out of those who are not normally swayed by koa-top guitars (this one has the warmth of tone koa soundboards often lack). This example is in excellent and fully original condition. All that keeps it from being perfect are a few small dings to the lacquer on the top, and some squiggles on the lower side near the waist from being used when the player had keys or change in their pocket. Comes with the white Calton case shown, a case that sells for over $1,000 today and offers the ultimate in flight-case protection.

stock no. 59330

Model000-28K Authentic 1921
Tophighly figured koa
Back and sideshighly figured koa
Frets to body12
Nut width1 7/8"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 3/8"
Bridge materialebony
Fretboard Materialebony
Neck materialmahogany
Inlaydiamonds & squares - short pattern
Bracingstandard X scalloped (authentic style) circa 1921
Neck profileauthentic 1921 barrel & heel - no truss rod
RosetteStyle 28 (authentic 1921)
Total frets20
TunersStewMac Golden Age bright nickel 2515
Finishvintage gloss
CaseCalton
Serial No1831651
Bindinggrained ivoroid