Where oh where do you ever find a scruffy Martin 50's D-28? They are ALWAYS well cared for and sometimes tucked under the bed......certainly handled with kid gloves. So when this was offered to me, needless to say I was really thrilled. I like a scruffy guitar. One used and not abused, which is just what this is. It's all original excluding a very well and accurately replaced bridge and has a soul that speaks for itself. It's been used a lot......and shows that in all the best ways. Cracks to the rims.....a few to the top but all healed and inoffensive. It has a sound that is like Old Man Mountain. It's warm and enveloping in a way that you won't want to put it down. Rich and fat.....the sustain just runs on in a velvety kind of softness. It's just hard to put to words this guitar. I guess you will have to come give it a go !!