1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole ID-7081 - Artisan Guitars
1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole ID-7081 - Artisan Guitars
1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole ID-7081 - Artisan Guitars
1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole ID-7081 - Artisan Guitars
1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole ID-7081 - Artisan Guitars
1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole ID-7081 - Artisan Guitars
1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole ID-7081 - Artisan Guitars
1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole ID-7081 - Artisan Guitars
1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole ID-7081 - Artisan Guitars
1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole ID-7081 - Artisan Guitars

1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole ID-7081

1981 Martin MC 28 Cutaway with Oval Soundhole

Under the leadership of C.F. Martin IV, Martin and Co. has always built each of their guitars with extreme quality and beauty. All Martin guitars have always used top notch woods that are expertly inspected and selected by the wood experts at Martin. Nothing else sounds like a Martin guitar, and many of the most famous small builders in the world use Martin's original designs as foundations for their designs. You are viewing an original Martin MC-28 from 1981! Martin made only about 1,100 of this unusual models between 1981 and 1996, but its grand auditorium cutaway body, oval soundhole, 22 fret fingerboard and superb “live” tone was so impressive, that it became the starting point for a new Steve Howe Special Edition. With the addition of some personal touches and a bit of abalone pearl to give it stage presence, the MC-38 Steve Howe Special Edition was born on the side.

This Martin MC-28 has a select Spruce Top with Indian Rosewood back and sides. The Venetian cutaway and oval soundhole ensure a simple and elegant appearance. It has a wonderfully well balanced sound, and is a perfect choice for finger style players. There is excellent separation of tone on the MC 28 that is suits accompaniment incredibly effectively. The middle tones are especially powerful however the upper register tones have a rich shimmer while the bass strings have a nice presence for a smaller bodied guitar.

This 1981 Martin MC-28 is in excellent condition with only very minor fretwear. The original pickguard has been changed and there is some bleeding from the new pickguard on the Top of the guitar. Additionally, there is some slight binding separation, a small bridge chip and barely visible scratches to the top, back and sides as seen in the detailed photos below. Hardshell case included.

Specifications:

  • Shipping Weight: 68lbs
  • Serial: 435559
  • Top Wood: Spruce
  • Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 25.4"
  • Year: 1981
  • Bracing: Scalloped
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Rosette: B/W/B/W/B/W/B/W
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Tuners: Martin Sealed Tuners
  • Purfling: B/W/B/W/B
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid with Purfling
  • Pickguard: Replaced Dalmatian non original
  • Headstock Shape: Solid paddle
  • Headstock Inlay: Martin Logo
  • Frets To Body: 14
  • Body Depth: 4" at Butt Wedge
  • Lower Bout Width: 16"
  • Upper Bout Width: 11 1/2"
  • Total Length: 40 5/8"
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included
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