1944 Martin D-28
1944 Martin D-28 with SCALLOPED BRACING. Only 219 d-28s were scalloped in 1944 before the practice was discontinued. This one has a 100 percent original finish and is crack free. Currently vintage replacement tuners are on the guitar but the originals are in the period correct case. All else is original. Truly a dream guitar for any back porch player, historian, investor, collector, studio ace, or traveling performer. A war time dreadnought complete with Herringbone trim, diamond inlays, ebony fretboard, and what I call the trifecta of tone. Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Adirondack top, and scalloped bracing. When folks say a "Bone", we all in the guitar world know exactly what that means! It means a D-28 from Martin’s Golden Era when the finest materials, craftsmen, and design were being utilized. A herringbone 99 percent of the time has sustain, midrange, volume, dryness, even bass, and power. In other words TONE, and this one is certainly no exception. There’s a reason why these guitars are talked about in hushed and reverent tones. If you’ve always wanted a real bone- not a reissue- but a real deal true blue genuine vintage bone with all the right ingredients- buy this one! It’s a killer!! 55,000 dollars.