1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars
1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812 - Artisan Guitars

1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6812

1970 Martin D 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood

The Style 28 Martin guitar has been the mainstream of the Martin guitar line since the late-1800s. Perhaps the most immediate impression conveyed by the standard D-28 in natural is it's simplicity. While Martin has produced some incredible pieces over the years, for the standard D-28 they’ve chosen to largely leave it standard. It’s an unpretentious instrument build for quality and tone, not eye candy. The Martin D-28 is the Dreadnought by which all others are judged. Originally constructed of Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, and a choice Adirondack Spruce top these are considered the Holy Grail's of guitar building. Since 1969, and the ban on importation of Brazilian Rosewood, the D-28 now is constructed of solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce. The D-28 has long been a favorite of artists from Hank Williams Sr. to Jimmy Page. Massive bass response balanced with articulate highs makes this a benchmark acoustic guitar and a must-have for every guitarist of all skill levels. This is where you start, or in some cases, this is where you end - the be all end all for guitars!

Since its creation in the early 1930s, the D-28 has been constructed using X style bracing, which offers great tone and a responsive soundboard. This style of bracing was developed by the C.F. Martin Company in the mid-19th century and became a construction standard with the advent of steel guitar strings, which required stronger bracing than nylon or catgut strings. This bracing is often credited with helping to create the unique tone and sound of the D-28.

This 1970 Martin D-28 is in good working and excellent sounding condition. It has had some repair work including the neck was reset, original tuners have been replaced, there is a cleated crack on the top and the bridge has been re-glued, also the pickup has been removed however the end pin jack is still in place. There is some wear, scratches and dents as expected from a vintage instrument including a crack on the side, crazing all over and a crack in the peghead which does not appear to go all the way through, as well as numerous surface scratches to the top, back, sides, neck and peghead including string winder scratches on the side of peghead. Please review the damage which we were able to capture in the detailed photos below. Additionally, there is moderate fretwear - also shown- and it includes a hardshell case.

Specifications:

  • Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
  • Serial: 262604
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Nut Width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Year: 1970
  • Bracing: Standard X
  • Inlays: Pearl Dots
  • Rosette: Style 28
  • Neck Wood: Select Hardwood
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Saddle Spacing: 2-1/8''
  • Bridge: Ebony Belly
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Tuners: Chrome Enclosed w/ Large Buttons
  • Purfling: B/W/B/W/B
  • Body Binding: White Boltaron
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Backstrip: Style 28
  • Headstock Shape: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper
  • Headstock Overlay: Solid East Indian Rosewood / Raised Gold Foil
  • Headstock Inlay: Martin Logo
  • Frets To Body: 14
  • Neck Profile: Low Profile
  • Body Depth: 4 7/8"
  • Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Total Length: 40 1/2"
  • Case: Hardshell Case
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