Instrument Details

2014 Greven 0-12-28 Vintage, Brazilian/Adirondack Spruce

Regular Price: $7,495

Special Price (Sale) $6,690 $6,495

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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Greven
Product Year
2014
Model
0-12-28 Vintage
Serial #
2239
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP971
Condition
Nearly mint. Only two shallow pick marks on top.
Body Type(s)
Small, 0/Parlor
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Cedar - Spanish
Neck Profile
V - Hard
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
28 Style
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots, Abalone Diamonds
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Polyurethane
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
3 On a Plate
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Ivoroid Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.25 in
Upper Bout
9.375 in
Lower Bout
14 in
Body Depth Heel
3.5 in
Body Depth Tail
4.125 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
3 lb. 10 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Cedar Creek Custom
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Description

From the man who has single-handedly built thousands of guitars, we’ve got a vintage-style gem in the shop now that stands out from the crowd. This 2014 0-12-28 Vintage is a parlor built after John’s 1935 style, which includes hide glue, tucked braces, unstained Mahogany neck and V profile, and pyramid bridge. The back and sides are referred to as “Barn Beam” Brazilian Rosewood, and on top there's surprisingly tight-grained Adirondack Spruce. This guitar features the very last of Greven’s ultra fine herringbone around the top, and Grained Ivoroid bindings complete the picture against the zigzag backstrip and vintage-tinted finish. Finally, this Greven 0 comes in a custom Cedar Creek case wrapped in a faux ostrich exterior (which, like John’s micro herringbone, is no longer available).


This 0-12-28 delivers when it comes time to put finger to string. The balance between registers is consistent along the neck, with the 12-fret neck join granting extra warmth and color to the mids and trebles. We loved playing this Greven in open tunings, but it handles standard tuning with aplumb for blues, rags, and beyond. This beau only weighs 3lbs 10oz! You hardly notice it’s in your lap.


An easy playing Greven that looks and feels like the real prewar deal? This 0-12-28 Vintage, to a T.


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I’ve known John Greven for years but this is the first of this particular model I’ve ever played. It’s magical. If feels like I’m playing 1890s Martin or an old Washburn parlor guitar. Great energy, that true vintage feel with a full V neck which I particularly love. I appreciate that it looks old but it plays like new. A perfect combination for a musician who likes vintage character but not the problems.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

From the man who has single-handedly built thousands of guitars, we’ve got a vintage-style gem in the shop now that stands out from the crowd. This 2014 0-12-28 Vintage is a parlor built after John’s 1935 style, which includes hide glue, tucked braces, unstained Mahogany neck and V profile, and pyramid bridge.
 

I’ve known John Greven for years but this is the first of this particular model I’ve ever played. It’s magical.
 
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