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1971 Martin D-28 Vintage Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1971 Martin D-28 in exceptional, crack-free condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. This Martin benefits from maintenance due an acoustic of this vintage, including a neck reset, full refret, and a replacement compensated bone saddle, retaining the original rosewood bridge plate.

Featuring East Indian rosewood back and sides and a Sitka spruce top, this instrument has a classic Martin dreadnought tonal profile. Offering richness and depth, this D-28 has ample projection, highly responsive to player inputs. Martin's piano-like clarity and string-to-string balance is evident in this example, with an open, relaxed quality achieved by a seasoned spruce soundboard having decades to open up. The bass register is full and round without being overly boomy, while the trebles are punchy and bell-like, and the midrange is smooth. This D-28 weighs 4lbs 13oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 12-53 bronze strings and easy-playing action.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Soft V, measuring .870” 1st fret, 1.030” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Ebony, dot inlay
-Frets: Medium (refret), no wear
-Scale Length: 25.4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Grover Rotomatic “Pat. Pend”

Body Specs:

-Wood: Spruce, East Indian rosewood
-Bracing: X-braced
-Hardware: Ebony bridge, replacement compensated bone saddle, original rosewood bridge plate
-Plastics: Black pickguard, original
-Serialization: Stamped on heel block dates production to 1971

Crack-free and notably well-kept, cosmetic wear on this vintage Martin is limited to a handful of minor dings on the top, light scuffing along the strum path, and very minor buckle rash on the back. The neck profile retains its smooth semi-gloss, with a few shallow nicks along the profile length that have no impact on playability.

The original black tolex hardshell case with blue plush interior is included. All of the latches are functional with one exception.