Introduced in 1931, the Martin D-28 has arguably been the companies flagship dreadnought guitars, and has been used on countless recordings by a variety of artists throughout the 20th century. The Martin D-28S is a fairly rare model among the Martin range, produced in small quantities between 1954 and 1993. The D-28S features the original slotted headstock and 12th fret neck join found on the very first production models, manufactured between 1931 and 1934. This model from 1974 is in beautiful cosmetic condition, featuring a nicely aged Spruce top and two piece Indian Rosewood back.
The 12 fret design of the D-28S sets it apart from other 14 fret examples, both in terms of tone and playability. The lower string tension achieved with the short neck join gives a deeper, warmer tone that resonates with a more prominent bass response, and a lower tension feel to the strings on the fretboard.
This guitar is in excellent cosmetic condition, with almost no signs of wear to speak of other than some typical lacquer ageing and minor patina to the Spruce top, along with some small amounts of play wear to the rear of the neck. It is in all original condition, and includes a hard case.
As with all our vintage instruments, this guitar has been given a thorough service by the Vintage Instrument Workshop and is guaranteed for 3 years in line with our vintage instrument warranty.