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Old 08-13-2019, 09:21 AM
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Default FS: Martin D-28 1968

Here’s a 1968 D-28 for sale. It’s all original except for an understated tortoise replacement pickguard amazingly with no cracks or repairs. The Brazilian rosewood is attractive, and the guitar has a classic 60’s loud wonderful Martin D-28 sound. The neck was professionally reset with new frets, great neck angle/bridge height and the action is extremely comfortable. The sound is a classic 60’s D-28 Martin. It has The Sound.

According to the seller, the original owner thought it would be cool (remember, it’s from the 60’s…) to place two opposite bird decals on each side of the upper bout. You can see very feint ghost images of these, but they truly are not that noticeable. However, I believe the pricing reflects this past “customization”. It looks like on the back someone touched up a finish chip on the back of the instrument, which you can see in the picture below.
1968 was a year of transition as far a bridgeplates go, and this instrument has a small Brazilian bridgeplate, which probably is one reason for its outstanding tone. It comes with a recent hardshell high quality case.

If you’re looking for a nice sounding, reasonably priced Brazilian D-28, this is the guitar for you!

Price $4,800 shipped CONUS only. Paypal add +3%. Not really interested in trades at this point.

I have many more pictures; please either PM or send me an email s4rest4 at ya hoo.

Thanks!

Here’s a video highlighting a wonderful guitar and mediocre guitar playing:
https://youtu.be/OxzTVUSrsaQ



Steve
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:03 AM
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Here are some more pictures!

https://imgur.com/gallery/8FPrWW5
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:30 AM
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Oh man, if I was even remotely in a position to buy this, I'd be all over it. And I don't even really like playing dreads all that much anymore. But my first decent guitar was a 1968 D-28. I bought in in about late 1978 or early '79. It had a couple of repaired dings in the top when I bought it. It was my only acoustic guitar for the 25 years I owned it. It was a gorgeous sounding guitar and it played wonderfully when well set-up. I didn't take the best care of it, leaving it out and playing it, not knowing the first thing about humidity issues in those days. So it was a rough player a lot of the time I had it. But lord did it sound great.

This seems like a good price on this one and if I could do it, or even ALMOST do it, I'm pretty sure I'd have already made you an offer. Not to be this time, but a serious shot of nostalgia in this one. It should go quickly!

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Old 08-14-2019, 09:14 AM
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Thanks for your kind comments Ray! Not to be an enabler, but food and shelter are way overrated....


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Old 08-14-2019, 09:55 AM
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Thanks for your kind comments Ray! Not to be an enabler, but food and shelter are way overrated....


Steve
Right, but, at my age, healthcare and, in my fortunate case, marriage are NOT over-rated and I don't seem to be willing to go without either. Hence, no expensive guitars until we both at least turn 65... You should have this sold well before then!

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Old 08-14-2019, 12:11 PM
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That is some seriously nice Brazilian on that guitar! Even with the few minor flaws, I think this is a great deal for someone for a vintage Martin with all the right mojo!!

Good luck with your sale. I doubt it will last very long here.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:56 AM
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Still for sale!

Thought I had it for sale to a gentleman in FL via his local brother! Oh well....back on the market!

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