Martin’s style 28 became a very popular trim level for the company after its introduction in 1870. The 00 body size (14 1/8″ wide at that time) was considered large compared to the parlor style guitars popular in the 1920s. 1929 marked an important year for Martin guitars as a result of their increasing the top thickness about a 128th of an inch to counteract the pull of steel strings.
This CF Martin 00-28 received a serial number on the neck block on December 20th, 1928 but wasn’t completed until April 4th, 1929. It’s in perfect playing condition and has all the grand piano tone these guitars are known for. The original steel string bracing and light construction have stood the test of time wonderfully. Repairs include a neck reset with bone saddle, TJ Thompson ebony pyramid bridge, original bar frets shimmed and dressed, 3 short back cracks repaired, original nut filled and recut, replacement set of aged Waverly oak leaf tuners. There was a short area of purfling on the back near the treble bottom edge missing and replaced. There are some light scratches on the top as well as a scratched in “to:” and “from:” on the bass side upper bout. The original ivory bridge pins, ivory nut, one set of original Waverly tuners with one missing post, and hard shell case are included. We’re confident that you’ll love the tone and playability as much as we do.