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SOLD 1934 Martin 000-28H: In the 1930s Martin created the instruments that are now the models for superb tone and the 'American' guitar sound. We are simply thrilled to offer this 000-28H masterfully converted by famed luthier T.J. Thompson and recently inspected & fined tuned by luthier Bill Tippin. A voice this complete and fulfilling can be attributed not only to father time but to the superb tight grained Brazilian Rosewood and silky Spruce top. The condition is wonderful and playability is absolutely perfect. This is certainly a Dream Guitar...
  • Builder: C.F. Martin Co.
  • Model: 000-28H
  • Hear this guitar played by Al Petteway
    [recorded naturally, close pair of ADK SC-T, no EQ] Audio Sample #2
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  • 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." - Al Petteway

    "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

Brazilian Rosewood Headplate

Original Nickle Grover Tuners

Heel and Ivoroid Binding

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1934 Martin 000-28H
Prewar Martin Guitar

The Finest Brazilian Rosewood
Notice saw marks that tell of it's age

Adirondack Spruce Top With Gorgeous Patina

000 styling with Zipper backstrip and rounded "V" shaped neck

Herringbone Trim

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