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Old 03-16-2018, 01:07 PM
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Default 1893 Martin 0-28 Price reduced from $7,500 to $6,000

Here is a museum quality vintage Martin. I would really like to sell this before cold weather sets in.

Other than strings and frets, it is completely original.The binding is ivory as are the nut, saddle (I believe) and tuner pegs. The latter are crosshatched, which is worn but visible. B&S are the kind of old-growth BRW people dream about and the top is amazingly tight grained and resonant. X-Braced

There is a small crack in the ivory binding near the neck on the upper bout on the back and a stable closed crack running an inch or so from it. It was on display at NAAM a few years ago - before I owned it - and someone apparently bumped it. There's a much older divot on the front upper bout of the guitar near the edge. It's smaller than a pencil eraser in diameter. There's also a very ~1" old dent entirely in the grain of the top below the bridge. I'll send photos, but the dent below the bridge and the binding crack don't show up well in photos.

The neck was properly reset before I bought the guitar with a wedged shim under the fret board over the body to bring the neck into perfect alignment. I had it refretted when I bought the guitar and the action is perfect. I also have the original "coffin" case in excellent condition and a new Martin TKL case if you're interested .

Seriously, this could pass as a well cared for five year old guitar. It's got John Pearse Thomastik Infeld on it but it had Martin Silk and Steels on it when I bought the guitar and handles them with no problem.

I'm only selling because I've got too many guitars to look after and this one gets played the least of them. $7,500 now $6,000 Sorry, no trades. US sales only.

Here's a link to detailed photos of the guitar and both cases. I included photos with stickies pointing out the flaws mentioned above. They're quite minor and don't show well even in high-resolution pics.

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1893 Martin 0-28 (for sale)
1910's Larson/Stetson 1 size guitar
1920's Larson/Stahl 0 size guitar
1920 Martin 1-28
1963 Gibson Hummingbird
1987 Martin Schoenberg Soloist
2014 Froggy Bottom L Deluxe Koa
2015 Rainsong P12
2017 Probett Rocket III
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:35 PM
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Default Martin 1983 O-28

Very cool guitar. It would help you and be a lot more fun for AGFers if you:

Can you please post a lot more photos, of each quadrant of front and back, fretboard, neck, headstock front and back, sides, bottom, top of headstock, etc

Also, can you post measurements of lower bout, upper bout, waist, width at nut, string width at 12th fret, depth at heel and wedge, length of body, length of guitar. The old ones vary in dimension.

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Old 03-16-2018, 01:58 PM
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wow fantastic

wonderful condition
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Old 03-16-2018, 05:17 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. Most of my photos are high resolution and too large to attach. I'll work on cutting them down to size but they'll lose resolution.

The dimensions do not vary. I've owned several 0 size Martins and they all conform to Martin's published dimensions which are readily available. However, for folks who don't have access to reference sources:

Total Length: 37 3/4"
Body Length: 19 1/8"
Upper Bout: 9 1/2"
Lower Bout: 13 1/2"
Depth at Neck: 3 3/8"
Depth at End Piece: 4 3/16"
Width at Nut: 1 7/8"
With at 12th Fret: 2 5/16"

Thanks for looking
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Guitars:

1893 Martin 0-28 (for sale)
1910's Larson/Stetson 1 size guitar
1920's Larson/Stahl 0 size guitar
1920 Martin 1-28
1963 Gibson Hummingbird
1987 Martin Schoenberg Soloist
2014 Froggy Bottom L Deluxe Koa
2015 Rainsong P12
2017 Probett Rocket III
1993 Fender Stratocaster

Banjo: Stelling Golden Cross
Mandolin: Weber Bitterroot
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:27 PM
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Thought I had this sold but they buyer wanted to do a partial trade. The only reason I'm selling is to thin the herd a bit so the deal is off and I'm bumping the ad.

Thanks for looking.
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1893 Martin 0-28 (for sale)
1910's Larson/Stetson 1 size guitar
1920's Larson/Stahl 0 size guitar
1920 Martin 1-28
1963 Gibson Hummingbird
1987 Martin Schoenberg Soloist
2014 Froggy Bottom L Deluxe Koa
2015 Rainsong P12
2017 Probett Rocket III
1993 Fender Stratocaster

Banjo: Stelling Golden Cross
Mandolin: Weber Bitterroot
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:20 AM
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Bump up for an amazing instrument
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1893 Martin 0-28 (for sale)
1910's Larson/Stetson 1 size guitar
1920's Larson/Stahl 0 size guitar
1920 Martin 1-28
1963 Gibson Hummingbird
1987 Martin Schoenberg Soloist
2014 Froggy Bottom L Deluxe Koa
2015 Rainsong P12
2017 Probett Rocket III
1993 Fender Stratocaster

Banjo: Stelling Golden Cross
Mandolin: Weber Bitterroot
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:10 AM
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Very cool guitar. It would help you and be a lot more fun for AGFers if you:

Can you please post a lot more photos, of each quadrant of front and back, fretboard, neck, headstock front and back, sides, bottom, top of headstock, etc

Also, can you post measurements of lower bout, upper bout, waist, width at nut, string width at 12th fret, depth at heel and wedge, length of body, length of guitar. The old ones vary in dimension.

Thanks
A Martin 0 12 fret is always the same size.

Parlorman, if you upload pics to a Dropbox account you can simply put a link of them here. A few gigs of space are free.
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A Martin 0 12 fret is always the same size.
Actually that’s not quite true. This guitar for sale has 19 frets, later, and indeed current, versions have 20 frets and a very slightly altered body shape.


There’s a later 20 fret example here :

https://shop.gryphonstrings.com/prod...tin-028--35603
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Actually that’s not quite true. This guitar for sale has 19 frets, later, and indeed current, versions have 20 frets and a very slightly altered body shape.


There’s a later 20 fret example here :

https://shop.gryphonstrings.com/prod...tin-028--35603
Yes my experience has shown that to not be true also.
Though most are 13 1/2” at the lower bout, I had an old 0-21
that was 13 1/4”. And the depths can vary somewhat as well.
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Parlorman,
A most intriguing relic you have.

I believe that if you took it to a Martin certified luthier and had them do a complete inspection, set up, and evaluation it would initiate momentum immediately.

Perhaps even offer a sound clip.

With all that in hand I say that this would sell ASAP.

For me being across the ocean, I usually stay away from really vintage stuff, having been burned twice. However, if the above was accomplished and if I had ample time to have my luthier verify it......

...nuff said!
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:11 AM
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Pristine example of a museum piece, wish I could. GLWS!

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Old 10-01-2018, 07:06 AM
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Parlorman,
A most intriguing relic you have.

I believe that if you took it to a Martin certified luthier and had them do a complete inspection, set up, and evaluation it would initiate momentum immediately
Pat Diburro did the refret and evaluation of this guitar. He’s an amazing master repairman and authorized Martin service center.
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Guitars:

1893 Martin 0-28 (for sale)
1910's Larson/Stetson 1 size guitar
1920's Larson/Stahl 0 size guitar
1920 Martin 1-28
1963 Gibson Hummingbird
1987 Martin Schoenberg Soloist
2014 Froggy Bottom L Deluxe Koa
2015 Rainsong P12
2017 Probett Rocket III
1993 Fender Stratocaster

Banjo: Stelling Golden Cross
Mandolin: Weber Bitterroot
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:11 PM
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This is really a very nice guitar. PM sent.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:32 AM
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Just got back from Pat DiBurro’s shop. He checked this lovely guitar out and it’s back and ready for its next caretaker. Sounds amazing and in unbelievable condition
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Guitars:

1893 Martin 0-28 (for sale)
1910's Larson/Stetson 1 size guitar
1920's Larson/Stahl 0 size guitar
1920 Martin 1-28
1963 Gibson Hummingbird
1987 Martin Schoenberg Soloist
2014 Froggy Bottom L Deluxe Koa
2015 Rainsong P12
2017 Probett Rocket III
1993 Fender Stratocaster

Banjo: Stelling Golden Cross
Mandolin: Weber Bitterroot
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