1998 Martin D-28 Dreadnought Guitar

Aside from mild pickwear at the soundhole and a little wear to the finish at the "contact points" along the binding, this guitar just looks "shopworn." It's a one-owner D-28 and was bought new by the owner. He's clearly taken care of it while also putting some miles into it. It's now aged into a robust, classic-sounding instrument and after a glorified setup it's playing spot-on and fast.

I mean -- it's pretty hard to complain about a D-28. They've got the velvety, lake-like bloom and punchy, sweet highs that we've all heard on a bunch of old records. This guy has the more modern, post-'70s neck profile and truss rod, too, making it a little easier on the left hand than the "old guy" Martins. It still sounds like an "old guy" Martin, though, as it's been played-in enough to bring its voice out.

Repairs included: a fret level/dress and setup.

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid Indian rosewood

Bracing type: x

Bridge: rosewood

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: mahogany

Action height at 12th fret:
3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 54w-12 lights

Neck shape: slim-medium C

Board radius: ~14"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Scale length: 25 3/8"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 15 5/8"

Body depth: 4 7/8"

Weight: 4 lbs 11 oz

Condition notes: it's quite clean with the exception of mild handling wear throughout the body (very light scratching and dings), some finish rub-off on the binding corners where it meets the body, and a little pickwear at the soundhole. It's all-original and in good order.

It comes with: its original hard case.