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Gruhn Guitars Martin D-28

1934 Martin D-28


Martin put the term "dreadnought" into the guitar lexicon in 1931, with the D-1 (soon to be D-18) and the D-2 (soon to be D-28). Like most Martins, these first dreadnoughts had 12 frets clear of the neck. However, Martin's 14-fret OM's, introduced in 1929, were gaining in popularity, and in 1934 all the D's got 14-fret necks, too.

This D-28 was made in that first year of the 14-fret dreadnought, and it has all the features of a classic herringbone -- including a great sound, of course.

As one would expect of a great-sounding guitar, it has been played, and it is in VG+ condition. With its orignal hard case, this instrument (inv. #AA5786) is priced at $45,000.

This instrument is SOLD

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Back view

Close of body

Bridge area

Angled shot of bridge

End of fingerboard

Neck heel and backstripe

Herringbone at neck area

Herringbone at shoulder

Headstock

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