Here's a great-sounding D-28 Authentic, and when you remember that a new version of this model will set you back almost $7,000 this price for a clean version from five years ago is quite a bargain. It has been played, so you'll see light fret wear on the lower frets, some finger-and-pick scuffs to the pickguard, and some shirt-button squiggles to the lacquer on the back. This is far less than the premature wear added to "aged" versions, of course, but it does allow you to relax with it since you won't be the first person to add a little ding or two. The lacquer has settled into the grain of the wood a bit, giving it a nice patina, and the tone is big and open but with lots of bite and clarity (this is not a rosewood D that only knows vowels). Original case, and the K & K pickup will cover the need to plug in on those rare occasions when you need this D-28 to be even louder.

stock no. 59500

ModelD-28 Authentic 1937
TopAdirondack spruce
Back and sidesMadagascar rosewood
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 5/16"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMahogany
BindingGrained ivoroid
ElectronicsK & K (passive)
InlayDiamond and squares - long pattern 1937
Neck profileAuthentic 1937 barrel and heel
RosetteStyle 28
Total frets20
TunersWaverly nickel with butterbean knobs
FinishPolished gloss with aging toner
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No1951927
BracingStandard X scalloped (authentic style) circa 1937 - forward shifted