4727 N Damen Ave Chicago IL 60625 | 773.878.8616 | email@example.com | HOURS: Tuesday - Wednesday- Thursday Noon to 6PM (CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY) Walk In Hours Friday Noon to 6PM, Saturday Noon to 5PM. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Behold the beloved quintessential Martin dreadnought, this 1967 D-28 features the familiar double-bound body with fine Brazilian rosewood back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top, a 14-fret mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, black pickguard, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay, and stock Grover Rotomatic tuners.
This one has been well-loved and played plenty as any vintage Martin should, but by no means abused. The numerous photos tell the story, with the most notable play wear on the bridge side of the soundhole through both the bass and treble side, plenty of requisite dings and bumps front and back, but nothing crazy -- and fully in step with guitar of this age and "gotta play it" stature. The neck plays wonderfully with nice low action but is not unscathed, with a notable thumb-sized shallow indentation at the 7th/8th fret on the bass side of the neck. It's "there" but wouldn't be a distraction when playing, and heck...might even help guide your way on a dimly-lit stage. The tone is clear, even and sublime, and with a few chords explaining clearly why these guitars are so sought-after. Oh yeah.
This particular instrument is stage-ready with a pickup with the jack in the lower bout strap pin position, no extra nonsense or weird drilling, no controls...just the pickup that you know you wanted but might not have put in an otherwise unscathed vintage instrument. It's nice to have that decision previously made, beckoning you to get on a stage in the hopefully not too distant future to play this beast. Enjoy.
Original hardshell case included handle is broken.