Rare 1940 C.F. Martin pre-war D-28
134 made in this year. The bone. The Holy Grail. The pre-war, and keep in mind this is "pre-war" not war era ) herringbone Martin D-28 is possibly the most revered acoustic guitar on the planet and deserves all the accolades that it garners. Luthier quality brick red brazilian rosewood of exceptional grain and character that we don't ever see again after about 1947). Red Spruce (Adirondack) top with a very tight grain, mahogany neck and in exceptional condition. Crack Free. Herringbone binding and soundhole purfling, snowflake pearl inlays to the ebony fingerboard, original Grover G-111 tuners and fully scalloped bracing are all the features that are avidly copied today to try to recreate this iconic instrument. But noone can. The woods are gone. The craftsmen with a pre-war mentality are gone and the essence of the moment are gone. Noone will ever make a guitar like these pre-war bones.
This example is all original excluding the bridge plate and possibly the bridge. Crack free, which is amazing and almost never seen today and a light blowover on the finish that is of little concern in a guitar this great, this old and this magnificent in all departments. I am without words to try to describe the voice that this guitar has because it would be nothing but superlatives. To play it is to change your musical life and to own it is an opportunity seldom seen in our world today, especially in this condition. You won't believe it when you see it.