- Builder: C.F. Martin Co.
- Model: 000-28H
this guitar played by Al Petteway
[recorded naturally, close pair
no EQ] Audio Sample #2
a movie of this guitar. Requires Windows Media Player 10
- Year: 1934
- Serial #: 55751
- Back/Sides Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
- Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Headplate: Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fret Markers: Diamonds
- Frets to body: 12
- Cutaway: none
- Bridge: Ebony
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Bindings: Ivoroid
- Top Trim: Herringbone
- Rosette: Style 28
- Tuners: Grover Nickel Open Back
- Case: New Calton, Hunter Green
- Pickup: None
- Condition: Excellent.
Original Conversion by T.J. Thompson
Few cracks expertly repaired by T.J. Thompson
Replaced Bridgeplate by T.J. Thompson
Minor Overspray by T.J. Thompson
Pickguard replaced with 1930s material Bill Tippin
Bridge replaced by Bill Tippin
Nut & Saddle, Pins by Bill Tippin
Current Setup by Bill Tippin
Neck angle, frets and playability are perfect!
- Body Length: 20 3/8 in.
- Upper Bout: 10 3/4 in.
- Lower Bout: 15 1/8 in.
- Body Depth @ Heel: 3 1/4 in.
- Body Depth @ Tail: 4 in.
- Scale Length: 25.4 in.
- Nut Width: 1 3/4 in.
- Strings Spacing: 2 7/16 in.
- Comments: "This is the holy grail of fingerpicking
guitars. It's balanced and clear as a bell, perfect for
recording and very comfortable to play. It's been fully
converted from a Hawaiian model to a standard model and
has standard frets and a radiused fingerboard.
This is possibly the best guitar I've played at the shop." -
"This one is really hard to sell. I could easily have this one for my own. As Al says this is simply one of the best sounding instruments to ever come through our doors. The condition is superb for it's age and any work done has been by two of the most respected luthiers on the planet. To say this is special is a vast understatement. This is a guitar for all time... " - Paul Heumiller
28 Style Rosette
Proper 1930s Pickguard
Original Nickle Grover Tuners
Heel and Ivoroid Binding