1983 Martin custom ’30s style D-28

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This custom 1930s style wide neck D-28 style guitar (439665) was special ordered for myself in late 1982 to compliment my 1935 D-18 in neck and string spacing feel. Aware that Martin tended to heavily scallop voice the top braces back then, I ordered it with straight braces and had the top brace voicing performed by Richard Johnston of Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, CA. Other build features were: 1 3/4″ nut width, 2 5/16″ string spread at bridge, Vintage V-shape neck profile, Schaller mini tuners, Herringone top purfling, and zipper style backstrip. I played this guitar constantly for 7 years until it was sold to a friend to finance a good Brazilian Rosewood buy. The woman who owned it took very good care of it, so it remains crack-free and has just a few body dings. The voice is magnificent and it felt like going home again after getting a fresh neck reset, refret, and bridge replacement by Alan Perlman. With hardshell case.