Instrument Details

1969 Martin D-28 Brazilian/Sitka
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Martin
Product Year
1969
Model
D-28
Serial #
243764
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5141
Condition
Very Good. Neck reset, refret, new nut and saddle by our very own repair staff. Typical playwear across top with some deterioration of the soundhole treble edge, several dings and scratches, three cleated and stabilized top cracks, five cleated and stabilized back/side cracks.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Ivoroid
Top Trim
Black/White/Black
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Black
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4.875 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.1 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hard - Guardian
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Description

1969 was a very good year to be a Martin D-28--this newly restored Dreadnought has miles and miles of sweet tunes behind it, and many miles yet before it. All the superlatives which made Martin guitars legendary--their thunderous projection, warmth, clarity, and depth--are out in full force once you tune this D-28 up to pitch.

Flatpickers! You have no idea how clean and energetic a tone you can get from the Sitka Spruce top on this guitar, almost without trying. If you're interested in a beautiful piece of guitar history that's optimized for flatpicking Bluegrass, Blues, and anything in between, we'd recommend taking this Martin for a spin. Brazilian Rosewood was becoming increasingly scarce by 1969, so we were happily surprised to find such an excellent set for the back and sides on this Dread. Do yourself a favor and come play this D-28 before it goes!

What a powerful piece of history. I had a blast playing through some Blues in Drop D, where the bass strings could really roll some juicy notes. We've made sure this baby's ready to go for another 50 years of music! This D-28 has some definite play wear, but we've painstakingly gone over it with a new fingerboard, frets, bridge, nut, and saddle, so she plays as smoothly as a new guitar, but with some serious mojo under the hood.
 
This guitar plays and sounds great and would be the perfect player guitar for any flatpicker. It sounds great fingerpicked too.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

1969 was a very good year to be a Martin D-28--this newly restored Dreadnought has miles and miles of sweet tunes behind it, and many miles yet before it. All the superlatives which made Martin guitars legendary--their thunderous projection, warmth, clarity, and depth--are out in full force once you tune this D-28 up to pitch.Flatpickers!
 

What a powerful piece of history. I had a blast playing through some Blues in Drop D, where the bass strings could really roll some juicy notes.
 
This guitar plays and sounds great and would be the perfect player guitar for any flatpicker. It sounds great fingerpicked too.
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