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Old 01-26-2022, 12:51 PM
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Default 1996 Martin HD28VS Slot Head 12 Fret **SOLD**

Iím selling my 1996 Martin slope shoulder, 12 fret, slot head dreadnought. The neck block is marked Vintage Series HD28-S. Iíve been playing dreads since the early 70ís and this is one of the nicest Iíve ever owned. It sounds stellar, plays great and is a beauty to look atÖthe best top silking of any Iíve owned. Iím selling it because Iím in my 70ís and dreadnoughts are no longer comfortable for me. I have a Custom OM that gets 90% of my playing time these days

The condition is what one would expect of a 26 year old guitar that has been played a lot but apparently always well cared for. The top has aged into a beautiful color and has a few nicks and dings along with some minor lacquer checking. It has a couple of marks on the EIR back, but surprisingly few for a guitar of this age. There are also a couple of dings on the slot head, probably from strings. Pre-War Guitars has photos of their distressing levels and this one would fall between Level 1 and 2, being much closer to Level 1. I have kept this guitar in its factory case when not being played in my humidity controlled/tobacco-free home. The case shows minor outside wear, the interior is in great condition and all latches work.

Iím asking SOLD shipping and PayPal included (lower 48 states) or (cash) for local pickup. Iím located about 1 hour north of Denver, CO. Iím downsizing to one acoustic so no trade offers please.

Now for some specs and action measurements with pics to follow.

1 ĺĒ mod V neck with 2 ľĒ saddle spacing
Action height is .090Ē low E and .065 hi e
Relief is .009Ē
Saddle height .115Ē
Top to bottom of D string is .480 and a straight edge from the frets is flush with the bridge
Frets have slight wear and measure .033 tall (I assume they have been dressed over the years)

Please PM for any additional info or specific photos.

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Old 01-27-2022, 07:55 AM
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That's a beauty. Best for the sale.
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Old 01-27-2022, 05:38 PM
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Thanks temriver! I think so too and it wonít really break my heart if it doesnít sell.
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Old 01-28-2022, 04:52 AM
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That is my dream Dreadnought. However, like you, I’ve transitioned to smaller bodied guitars or I would be all over this one. Good luck with the sale.
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Old 01-28-2022, 07:26 AM
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Wow, that thing looks killer!! With 25 years to open up.
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Old 01-28-2022, 10:19 PM
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thanks for the compliments folks, I appreciate them.

Let's have a Friday bump
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Old 01-28-2022, 11:21 PM
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I have a Ď95 or Ď96. If youíve never played one of these please consider it. These are awesome guitars.
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Old 01-29-2022, 08:05 AM
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I completely agree slothead! I've read '95 was the first year of production. I wonder if the success with the Vintage models was a precursor for the Authentic line?
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Totally droolworthy!

I had the mahogany version of this guitar, and loved it.

Can't beat a 12-fret dread!
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Old 01-30-2022, 07:31 AM
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Sunday bump for a hard to find Martin. Lots of interest but still available.
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Old 01-31-2022, 09:33 AM
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Monday morning bump for a sweet 12-fretter
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Some serious interest, but still available. So letís give this a bump on a cold, snowy Tuesday afternoon.
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Several interested members have asked for photos of the blemishes mentioned in the ad. Here are some examples of the worst dings and lacquer checking.

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Back to the top, and Iíll cover the shipping and PayPal.
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Happy Friday bump to the top please
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