1947 Martin D-28


SKU: 99611 Categories: ,


This large voiced early April 1947 Martin D-28 (99611) retains the larger neck profile, zipper backstrip, and radically tapered top brace voicing. Only the very earliest of the 1947 D-28s have to herringbone top purfling as well. Dark colored Brazilian rosewood with spiderwebbing figure on the back and sides, tight grain Sitka spruce top, Original “arrowhead” or “yodahead” plate Waverly tuners, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay with gold “C.F. Martin” decal, Original ivory nut with shim underneath, Ebony fingerboard with pearl dots, Ivoroid body binding, heel cap, and butt wedge, Standard purflings in top edge and rosette, Replacement ebony bridge with long saddle, Replacement endpin and bridge pins (shrunken originals in case pocket), Original dark turtle-oid pickguard. OLDER REPAIRS include: Neck reset, light buffing of body durning neck reset, repaired pickguard crack, and two repaired hairline top cracks that are invisible on the exterior. RECENT REPAIRS by Alan Perlman include: Replacement of the shaved down original bridge and a refret. There is little finish wear on the neck and sides, some belt buckle rash on the back, and light pickwear on either side of the soundhole and fingerboard extension. The tuners aren’t worn much at all. This guitar is a joy to play, with a large, tonally complex, and balanced singing voice. A fine versatile guitar that will be at home in many playing styles. With slightly worn original hardshell case.