1932 Martin OM28 Guitar
(Serial No. 57968) Beautiful restored condition. This guitar has a great story. I bought it from the family of the original owner about 10 years ago at a guitar show. The finish was stripped off the back, and top was painted with varnish with a paint brush! I sent the guitar to luthier Steve Kovacik in NY, who did all of the mechanical work (set the neck, dress the frets, etc). He then gave the guitar to the luthier Dave LaPlante, who French polished the entire guitar. French polish is hand applied varnish. If you are going to have the guitar refinished, its best to have it done by someone who knows what they are doing. The guitar has no structural repairs other than the normal maintainence noted.
The is the original Martin that inspires the current builders. It has the smaller 000 Martin body size but the 25.4 inch dreadnaught scale length, which gives it more sustain than those with a shorter scale. Back and sides are old growth Brazilian rosewood, top and brances are Adirondack red spruce, original tuners, nut is 1 3/4 inch width. As the neck was just reset, the action is perfect. For a short video clip of this guitar played by James Hurlburt of Lakeland FL click here. Comes with a white Calton hardshell case.
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