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1978 Henderson 000-28, Indian Rosewood/Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Henderson, Wayne
Product Year
1978
Model
000
Serial #
51
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP279
Condition
Top center seam crack, back crack at tailblock, two side cracks at tailblock, all cleated and stabilized by our very own repair staff. Frets are unmarked. A few scattered light dings appropriate with age.
Body Type(s)
Small, 000
Back & Sides
Rosewood - East Indian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Herringbone
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
MOP Diamonds
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Thistle
Body Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Tuners
Kluson
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.38 in
Upper Bout
10.88 in
Lower Bout
15.25 in
Body Depth Heel
3.5 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
43 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
4 lb. 3 oz.
Case
Hardshell
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Description

What could be finer than quality time with a Wayne Henderson guitar? Answer: quality time with 000-28 #51, the guitar Wayne built before his personal guitar, D-18 #52. Indian Rosewood and Spruce, Wayne’s name emblazoned across the thistle headstock inlay, and his curving bridge pin layout, match up smooth as you please with the traditional Martin-style herringbone appointments, Grained Ivoroid binding, and MOP diamonds across the fingerboard.


Around the block a time or two, this Hendo beau from 1978 is in excellent shape—all that time has not been wasted, either. The kind of quick response you’d expect from vintage, played-in guitars? We’re happy to say that yes, this 000 has more than opened up, and the 25.4” scale and soft-V neck is a delight for picks or fingertips.


We all love a good Henderson Dreadnought for volume and projection, but this lil 000-28 has a bit of the “little dog, big bark” complex, which is to say it’s as comfy as a lapdog but prone to frequent bouts of rather loud howling when you dig in for a bluesy solo.


We’d love to keep this beauty for ourselves, but that would hardly be fair to all you loyal Henderson lovers! Give us a ring for an in-hand description of the 000 Wayne built just before his personal D-18!

Killer voice, nicely opened up and punchy. The setup is slick and fast, responding really well to just about anything I played on it. I love the history behind this guitar, considering it's the one Wayne built just before his personal #52 where he pioneered his violin-style headstock (you can read about it in Clapton's Guitar).
 
This is may be my favorite Henderson guitar I've played. The first one I played like this was way back when I played a bunch of gigs with Peter Rowan. He had a great-sounding Henderson 12-fret at the time and played it with a flatpick. This one has some of the same rich bass response and punchy mids without sacrificing the sweetness of the treble strings. Great for any style and very satisfying. Don't let this one go by.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - EAST INDIAN

What could be finer than quality time with a Wayne Henderson guitar? Answer: quality time with 000-28 #51, the guitar Wayne built before his personal guitar, D-18 #52.
 

Killer voice, nicely opened up and punchy. The setup is slick and fast, responding really well to just about anything I played on it.
 
This is may be my favorite Henderson guitar I've played. The first one I played like this was way back when I played a bunch of gigs with Peter Rowan.
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