The D-28 is the real deal, but you probably know that already. Thunderous bass response balanced with crystal-clear, articulate highs—the D-28 is the benchmark by which all other acoustics are judged. Hank Williams, Sr., The Beatles, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Page, countless bluegrass greats—the list becomes a who’s who of guitarists and songwriters across pretty much every genre. Simply put, the D-28 does everything well. It is the quintessential workhorse guitar.
This 1972 Martin D-28 has been beautifully preserved over the last 48 years. It is consigned to Telluride Music by its original owner who has certainly played and enjoyed the guitar, but was sure to care for properly it, too. It is in remarkably clean cosmetic condition for its age, and its hard to imagine a cleaner example could possibly exist. While its pickguard has been replaced (typical of '70s Martins), it has never required any further repair apart from regular restringing and occasional setup/fret work. A strap button was installed on the back of the heel.
This '72 D-28 plays well in spite of its original neck set. It currently has medium action with light gauge strings, and while its saddle sits a little low, there's plenty of break angle left to move the top. Its tone is complex and refined, but every bit as a robust and powerful as you could want a D-28 to be. It includes its original case.
This 48-year-old workhorse has plenty left in the tank to inspire 5 more decades of songs and stories. Like any good vintage guitar, it simply oozes with mojo.