2000 Martin D-28 Dreadnought Guitar

Folks, would you check out the mocha color of the back and sides on this big old beaut? I love the look of Indian rosewood with that coloration. It's like great coffee and great cocoa at the same time.

This guy is a D-28 from 2020 and is now old enough to drink (up tunes) on its own. A customer of mine has been moving-over to different-shaped guitars -- hence why it's now here at the shop -- but he's put a lot of hours into this guitar and the instrument shows it with a heaping dollop of whoop every time you dig into it with a heavy hand. Can't argue!

It has a bit of playwear, for sure, via some scratches, nicks, and dings mostly on the face of the guitar (see: lower bout and near the soundhole), but it still presents itself as a looker. The finish has aged-in golden just-so as well.

I only had to give it a glorified setup to get it playing spot-on and it's ready to go.

Repairs included: a fret level/dress, minor cleaning, and setup.


Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid Indian rosewood

Bracing type: x

Bridge: ebony

Fretboard: ebony

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 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 8 oz


Condition notes: while it's overall fairly clean, there are a number of scratches and nicks on the lower-bout top and also pickwear around the soundhole that was not the easiest to shoot but you can see it if you expand the photos. There's also finish rubbing-off at the edges of the binding where they meet your body and one break in the binding (on the back) that was reglued. It's just a tiny little line. The saddle is lower in its slot but the action is nice and fast. There's still some adjustment room left, too.


It comes with: an original hard case.

















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