1944 Pre-War Martin D-28 Herringbone with Hard Shell Case
These guitars are becoming more scarce as each year passes but here is one that is ready to play right out of the case!
The iconic Martin D28 of the "pre-war era" featured the scalloped x bracing that really lightens the top and gives it that sound that everyone is after. The Adirondack Spruce top does have a spot below the pickguard that has been touched up from playwear. The Brazilian rosewood back and sides are crack-free and have some beautiful grain and figure. The Ebony fretboard is still in fantastic shape with next to no noticeable play wear on it. The frets appear original with very minimal playwear as well. The bridge has been replaced and the strings sit a little higher as you play down the neck but by no means is the guitar unplayable. Each player is different and may want a neck reset upon purchasing but this guitar is still able to be played with ease in its current set up. The tuners are original as well but a couple of the buttons are a little disfigured however they are still firmly attached to the post. The sound out of this guitar is just as you would expect from a pre-war D 28 being very rich and full of old mojo tone! The crack-free neck is very comfortable and worn in with no major dings or dents along the back. This listing does also include a vintage Harptone Case that has been confirmed to be from the era but probably not original to the guitar.
We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about this guitar. We can also provide additional pictures upon request as well.