2015 Martin 0-28VS Flattop 12-Fret Guitar

This little beaut is quite clean and has that Steinway-like, rich and mellow, velvety-middle, Martin thing going-on in spades. Its owner only played it lightly and it's here only because he's mostly just not playing much anymore. It has all the stuff you want in a retro-flavored 12-fret Martin -- herringbone trim, a pyramid bridge, scalloped bracing, and a heftier neck profile and wider nut width -- and both plays and sounds like a champ.

It only needed a glorified setup to have it ready to put out on the floor.

Repairs included: a light fret level/dress, restring, and setup -- thanks, Ancel!

  • Weight: 4 lbs 1 oz
  • Scale length: 24 7/8"
  • Nut width: 1 7/8"
  • Neck shape: medium soft V
  • Board radius: 16"
  • Body width: 13 1/2"
  • Body depth: 4 1/4"
  • Top wood: solid spruce
  • Back & sides wood: solid Indian rosewood
  • Bracing type: x
  • Bridge: ebony, pyramids
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Neck wood: mahogany
  • Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
  • String gauges: 54w-12 lights
  • Truss rod: adjustable
  • Neck relief: straight
  • Fret style: medium

Condition notes: it's almost new save for the lightest of usewear. Its only real flaw is that on the back at the waist it has just the slightest binding shrink/separation on one side. It's hard to even photograph. I have decided to leave it be and let the next owner decide what to do about it. My general rule of attack for binding shrink on 28-style Martins (it's extremely common and frustrating) is to cut it and then reglue it flat to the body and fill the tiny gap and color it to match as best as possible. If one attempts to heat, stretch, or compress the binding and fit it back just with glue it usually just pops-off again in a few months. Let me know if you want me to do any of those options...

It comes with: an original hard case and pickup installed with "vintage" endpin jack (takes a mini plug -- there is a connector/adapter for it in the case).

Consignor tag: ZL