1940 Martin D-28
Case: Hardshell case

This gem of a herringbone was re-topped by renowned luthier Wayne Henderson using the period-correct, rear-shifted bracing pattern, and he did a world-class job. When the top was replaced the guitar was refinished with the exception of the original decal, which appears to have been taped off to avoid damaging it. The bridge and bridge plate are well-executed replacements, as are the tuners and pickguard. As far as previous repairs, the only crack of note is a single cleated back crack that was also very well done. The rosewood cleats that were fashioned for the repair are near-invisible at first glance. There are also three plugged holes near the end block where a tailpiece was added, and a 1/4" input jack hole was plugged as well. The instrument has had a previous neck reset and refret, imparting excellent playability. The guitar itself sounds fantastic and will only get better with playing time as the top continues to break in and age; it features an ever-present low end and excellent projection. Check out the demo video below!


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