Vintage 1955 Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish


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What makes this guitar special:  A magnificent D-28 with good, honest play wear & an ultra cool, true vintage vibe!  This one has a really nice, broken-in look to it with tons of charm & character.  A true road warrior with a rich, powerful voice, glistening top end & marvelous sustain.  Professionally set up by our own luthier & ready for action straight out of the case!

Cosmetic Condition:  Well played & it shows - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches, weather checking & some finish wear.  The top center seam separated a bit quite some time ago & was professionally repaired.  There's a repaired headstock crack that runs diagonally across the front & back.  The repair was well done & the headstock is quite stable with no issues.  Overall the guitar has a great look to it with a beautiful patina.

Neck:  Soft V-shaped mahogany neck with cream side-dots.  The 12th fret side-dot is missing.  Beautiful ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl dot inlays.  The guitar was refretted & the frets are all in great shape with no wear.  "Waffle back" nickel tuners are in perfect working condition.  The G tuner is slightly bent, but functions perfectly.  1 11/16" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length.  Neck is straight & plays nicely up & down the fretboard.

Body:  Solid Adirondak spruce top with 6-ply binding.  Unoriginal rosewood bridge, end pins & saddle.  Original tortoise pickguard; multi-ring rosette.  Solid Brazilian rosewood sides & back with 3-ply binding & checkered center strip.  The Brazilian displays a pretty straight grain pattern in a nice chocolate color, although there are some nice swirls in the rims.  There is no pickup & the guitar weighs 4 lbs 13 oz.

Case:  Unoriginal hardshell case included.

Why We Love Martin

Every Martin Guitar is a piece of music history. Inventors of the dreadnought guitar style, the Martin Guitar Company has built a legacy developing the world’s most coveted acoustic instruments for over 180 years. When you buy a Martin, you are buying an heirloom. That’s why we at Cream City Music love this iconic brand.