Martin (new) 00-28VS 12-fret slothead Vintage Series

Tag No 32-4151 New

#1835923, with hard shell case.

 Here’s what the Martin Company says:  “With Martin’s “OO” Grand Concert body size, it is one size larger than the 0-28VS. [Yep.   That's true.]  This model features a 12-fret slotted head.” And that’s all they say.   Here’s what we say:    The regular Martin 00-28VS is diminutive dynamo of demonstrative tonal propagation. Comprised of fine materials and flawless workmanship the sound of this grand concert is always a surprise and always a joy to behold.   Simply owning one will benefit your playing in ways you could never imagine.   


This guitar has a standard short scale neck (24.9” nut to saddle), a 1 7/8” nut width and a 2 5/16” string spacing at the bridge. It has herringbone top border, three concentric rings around the soundhole, the central circle being 20 plies of white and black; it has a rectangular ebony bridge with twin pyramids, and crème color bridge pins with black dots with a matching end pin; it has grained ivoroid side binding, crème and ebony back purfling and a zipper wooden backstripe. Its heel cap and end graft are grained ivoroid; there is a diamond carved behind the nut. 


Its  tuners are actual Waverly brand with brass spiders and nickel-plated shafts and butterbean buttons; the East Indian rosewood headplate sports the black bordered, burnished gold, old style “C F Martin & Co.” logo and the headstock slots are squared at their top terminus. It displays five etched diamond mother of pearl fingerboard inlays on frets 5, 7 and 9 which dramatically contrast the unbound ebony fretboard; it has 12 frets to the body joint and 20 frets total and, thankfully, there are side dot position markers. This guitar brings you warmth, clarity and embracing sense of tonal fulfillment, in an easy-to-hold, delightful to own 14 ¼” wide package that simultaneously commands love and respect.   It is the guitar of choice among traditionalists seeking the harmonious combination of big sound and great beauty. 


Prepare yourself, please, for the Martin Spec Sheet:    Model:   00-28VS; Construction:   Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint;  Body Size:   00-12 Fret;  Top:   Solid Sitka Spruce;

Rosette:   Style 28;   Top Bracing Pattern:   Standard ''X'' Scalloped; Top Braces:   Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4''; Back and Sides Material:   Solid East Indian Rosewood; Back Purfling:   HD Zig-Zag;   Body bindings and endpiece:   Grained Ivoroid; Endpiece Inlay:   Black/White Boltaron; 

Top Inlay Style:   Fine Herringbone; Back Inlay:   Black/White Boltaron; Neck Material:   Select Hardwood;   Neck Shape:   Modified V; Nut Material:   Bone; Headstock:   Slotted/Square Slots/Diamond/Square Taper; Headplate:   Solid East Indian Rosewood;   

Heelcap:   Grained Ivoroid;  Fingerboard and Bridge Material:   Solid Black Ebony;  Scale Length:   24.9'';   Number of Frets Clear:   12;  Number of Frets Total:   20;  Fingerboard Width at Nut:   1-7/8'';  Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:   2-5/16'';  Fingerboard Position Inlays:   Diamond & Squares - Short Pattern;  Fingerboard Binding:   none;  Finish Back & Sides:   Polished Gloss;  Finish Top:   Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner;  Finish Neck:   Satin;   Bridge Material:   Solid Black Ebony; Bridge Style:   Pyramid w/ Drop-In Long Saddle;  Bridge String Spacing:   2-5/16'';  Saddle:   16'' Radius/Long Bone;  Tuning Machines:   Waverly Nickel Side Mounts w/ Butterbean Knobs;  Recommended Strings:   Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MSP7100) ;  Bridge & End Pins:   White w/ Black Dots;  Pickguard:   none;  Case:   525 Geib style.    

The Martin Retail Price is $4799

Our Price is $3,649.00.

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