1983 Martin D-28

1983 Martin D-28

Quite the interesting D-28, being of the same "build layout" as all those wonderful, earlier D-28s, with tone and feel to match. It is one of the very last Martins to still have a steel non-adjustable truss rod and therefore a fuller and sturdier neck of beautifully quarter-sawn genuine mahogany. That, and none of the changed construction underneath the top in the area of the neck block, which got bulked-up and drilled-through when they went to those adjustable things. All this adds up to an earlier sound and great playability, simply cannot be duplicated in the modern versions. It is also one of the last of the lacquered-over pickguard Martins, looks smooth and great, like they're supposed to. Bonus for some: being from 1983, it's one of those with the "1833-1983 / 150TH YEAR" stamp, visible right inside the soundhole. Does this make it a better guitar? Might, for some. Is it way cool? You bet it is. Overall, this is just one of the very nicest (and cleanest) don't-make-'em-like-they-useta D-28s to come along in quite some time. Also plays amazingly in tune up and down the neck, something that a guitar either has or doesn't, can't be forced into it. Simply put, a most beautiful, almost 40-year-old Martin D-28.  $3495 w/ohsc

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<p>Added 2014-05-20</p> <p>Sold 2014-07-01</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Quite the interesting D-28, being of the same "build layout" as all those wonderful, earlier-1970s D-28s, with tone and feel to match. It is one of the very last Martins to still have a steel non-adjustable truss rod, and therefore a fuller and sturdier neck. That, and none of the changed construction underneath the top in the area of the neck block, which got bulked-up and drilled-through when they went to those adjustable things. All this adds up to an earlier sound and playability, simply cannot be duplicated in the modern versions. It is also one of the last of the lacquered-over pickguard Martins, looks smooth and great, like they're supposed to. Bonus for some: being from 1983, it's one of those with the "1833-1983 / 150TH YEAR" stamp, visible right inside the soundhole. Does this make it a better guitar? Might, for some. Is it way cool? You bet. Overall, this is just one of the very nicest (and cleanest) don't-make-'em-like-they-useta D-28s to come along in quite a while. Also plays amazingly in tune up and down the neck, something that a guitar either has or doesn't, can't be forced into it. Simply put, a&nbsp;<span>most</span>&nbsp;beautiful one-owner 30+-year-old Martin D-28.&nbsp; $3995 w/ohsc</p>