Extremely rare Martin 000-28C in excellent condition.
The 000-28c is a larger bodied classical guitar introduced by Martin in 1961 and made in small numbers until it was discontinued in 1965. The model is prized for the elongated 20’s style 15” body and some of the finest Brazilian rosewood in Martin’s stash.
They are nice classical instruments, fun to play as folk guitars, and make fine conversions to 12-fret, long scale steel string guitars – essentially a late 20’s 000-28 for a fraction of the money. This one is in remarkable shape with very few dings and playwear. No cracks or abuse, certainly more of a player than one that is crying for conversion.
The book-matched rosewood back is lovely; straight grained with racing stripes, a “Morse code” fancy center strip of inlaid wood, and multi-ply ivoroid binding. The Sitka spruce top is multi-ply bound with b/w/b/w/b rosette. The twelve-fret neck has side position markers, slotted headstock, volute, 2” nut with 2 ¼” string spacing at the bridge.
It's a ladder-braced guitar currently set up with nylon strings. Comes with a hard case.
Instrument is available to view/play at Gabriel's Guitars 6061 E Broadway Blvd #124 Tucson, AZ 85711