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2000 Martin D28 Golden Era Brazilian Rosewood




R180 000,00

This is a rare opportunity to own one of the world’s most sought after Martins


  • Back: Solid Brazilian Rosewood, Two Piece (D2 Grade)
  • Top: Solid Adirondak Spruce, Fine pattern Herringbone top trim around perimeter
  • Back Inlay Strip: Zig-Zag Back Inlay Strip
  • Sides: Solid Brazilian Rosewood (D2-Grade) with Linen Side Reinforcement Strips
  • Neck: Solid Genuine Mahogany with Style 28 Grained Ivoroid heel cap
  • Neck Shape: Modified V-Shape with adjustable rod and old style pointed heel cap
  • Headstock: Solid Squared & Tapered Headstock with elongated diamond stamping on the back of headstock.
  • Head plate: Brazilian Rosewood with Old style decal logo.
  • Fingerboard: Genuine Ebony inlaid with long diamonds and squares pattern.
  • Bridge: 1930 style genuine Ebony belly bridge with long or “through” saddle.
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid with fine pattern Herringbone wood inlay
  • Rosette: Style 28 Rosette with old style wood fibre inlays.
  • Bracing: Adirondak Spruce, forward shifted scalloped 5/16” X bracing


CF Martin (used 2000) D-28 Golden Era (GE) in excellent condition, housed in an apparently original Geib 545 hard shell case.

This is one of CF Martin Company’s highest level pre-war D-28 recreation/interpretations. It was made of Brazilian rosewood – the world’s most highly valued and finest sounding tone wood when used for the back and sides, and, as well, it utilizes Adirondack “Red” Spruce for the face. It has 7 etched diamond and square fingerboard inlays in 5 fret positions, grained ivoroid body bindings, a bevelled edge “Deiren” faux tortoise pick guard. Small Herringbone against an ebony background surrounds the face, wood parquetry zipper back stripe bisects the back; mostly vertical grain, mainly mocha coloured with this black contrasting stripes. It sports a two piece Brazilian Rosewood back with matching somewhat swirlier grained sides. The headstock is squared; the back of the neck is solid one piece Mahogany with nary an “ear” to be found. A nickel-plated strap button penetrates the treble side of the neck heel.