Up for sale is this heavenly 1942 Martin D-28 with herringbone trim. With fewer than 100 made in 1942, this prewar Martin is among the rarest and most desirable in existence. Its also the most beautiful sounding guitar I have ever played. Its full without being muddy, crisp and clear without being shrill. Everything you would imagine a pre-war Martin to be!The D-28 features a spruce top with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. The neck is a very comfortable soft-V shape which fits excellently in the hand. Overall, the guitar is in very fine vintage condition. There are some light scratches on the back, a If you finish nicks and scratches on the top. But overall it is exceptionally clean.
The top, back, sides, etc. The tuners, pick guard, bridge, and at least 5 bridge pins are all original. The high E bridge pin is definitely vintage but is a little lighter in shade than the others. The guitar has received the typical routine servicing for a vintage flat top. The neck was just professionally re-set, and a replacement nut and saddle installed (originals are in the case).Some string string slot wear on the bridge was filled/repaired on bridge near bridge pins. Some frets edges were lifting slightly, so these were reset. All the braces and other joints are all solid, and the finish is original. I can provide photos of the interior of the instrument upon request. The price listed here is an estimate only, and might be more depending on how you would like it sent to you. The neck reset was performed by Jeff Hoppe of Tacoma Washington through Mike and Mikes Guitar Bar in Seattle. The item "1942 Martin D-28 Herringbone" is in sale since Saturday, September 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "swinbad" and is located in Lake Stevens, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.