Martin (used, 2011) Custom Shop 00-28C

Tag No 32-4333 Used

#1510646, in near mint condition, one of three total made, Adirondack top, Madagascar back and sides, with "Cabernet" (original) hard shell case.

This is a handsome, and sonically exquisite sounding nylon strung model is hand-built by the Martin Custom Shop team out of the delightful combination of Madagascar Rosewood and Adirondack Spruce. To further enhance the tone, 1/4" hand-scalloped Adirondack bracing was used, and the entire instrument was constructed with vintage hide glue. Hide glue is very well regarded due to its hardening characteristics which cause it to act as if it's part of the instrument and not just adhesive. The net effect is a guitar that sounds full, extremely responsive and gives the impression to ones ears it’s an old soul that’s been played & broken in. It is designed to resemble an old 00-28C.

In the guitars relatively young life it was looked after exceedingly well.  Below is a list of its specs and myriad of pictures.  Call us at 718-981-8585 if you'd like us to ship you this piece for a 3 day approval period or if you have any questions. 

Hide Glue Bridge Neck, Bridge, Neck, Braces, Top and Back to Body

Body Size: 00-12 Fret

Top: Adirondack Spruce Top

Top Grade: 5-6

Top Braces: Adirondack/ Scalloped ¼”/ Golden Era

Pattern: 00-Classic Pattern #14A

Top Binding: 5/32” Grained Ivoroid

Top Inlay: Fine Herringbone – 000 Size

Rosette: Style 28 (Fine Herringbone)

Additional Rosette Inlay: Maple and Black Fiber: .041” Grained Ivoroid

Back: Solid Madagascar Rosewood

Back Panels: 2 Pc

Purfling: HD Zig Zag

Center Strip/ Loc. Stamp: Sitka Spruce Golden Era (CF Martin & Co. Nazareth, PA Lasered 2nd and 3rd brace)

Back Binding: 5/32” Grained Ivoroid

Back Inlay: .027” Maple and Black Fiber (Black faces binding)

Sides: Madagascar Rosewood

Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid

Endpiece Inlay: Black Fiber & Maple

Block: Solid Genuine Mahogany

Rear: 000 Mahogany

Front: 00 12 Fret Square Rod Mahogany

Line 1: CF Martin Logo

Line 2: Custom Shop Logo

Line 3: Serial #

Neck: Select Hardwood

Neck Shape: Modified V 30s Style Heel

Headstock: Slotted / Round Slots / 6 String / Diamond

Back/head Stamp: CF Martin & Co. Nazareth, PA

Truss Rod: NR, Square (T. Kurosawa Only)

Heel Cap: Grained Ivoroid

Nut: Fossilized Ivory – Preshaped

On Angle/ Flat: Angle

Headplate:  Solid Madagascar Rosewood

Headplate Decal: Golden Era Style

Tuning Machines: Waverly #5701 I.Sloan Classical Side Mount (X Drill)

Fingerboard: Black Ebony

Radius: 16”

Scale Length: 26.44”

Width at nut: 1 7/8”

Width at 12th fret: 2 ¼

Fret Wire: G300

Frets Clear: 12

Total Frets: 19

Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid

Side Dot Position: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th – one at 12th, 15th & 17th frets

Finish Type: Gloss/ Satin Neck

Finish Body: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Dark Filler

Finish Top: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Aging Toner (Do not tape rosette and inlays)

Finish Neck: Catalyzed 15Sheen Satin /Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler

Bridge: Black Ebony

Style: Classic Round Bridge Ends

String Spacing:  2 5/16”

Saddle: 16” Radius/ Long Fossil Ivory



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