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Wilson Pre-war Martin D-28 Brazilian Replica

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Metro Sound & Music - 31 years strong!
Richmond, VA, United States
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Here is the description from within the guitar written by the maker, George Wilson. He is a master craftsmen and builds only the finest guitars. George built this guitar based after a Pre-war Martin D-28 and traded it over 20 years ago to Mark Szafranski, our founder and store owner for the past 25 years.

"This guitar is warranted to be one of a very limited number made from a small supply of woods so old, of such quality, and so rare as to be unobtainable. The Sitka Spruce was cut in 1940 and selected for a high stress scientific application. It also possesses extraordinary acoustic properties. The Brazilian Rosewood was cut in 1960 and slowly air-dried in darkness. Some pieces may be of unique appearance, but are guaranteed to be genuine Dalbergia Nigra. The Honduran Mahogany is 100 years old, and only the hardest pieces have been chosen from the lot. The finish of nitrocellulose lacquer is as thin as possible, so as to not inhibit tone. This also minimizes crazing. Any colorants used are of museum conservation quality and fade less than others available. Although this guitar was made in climate-controlled conditions it is thin for tone and demand care. Do not subject it to very hot or cold conditions, nor strike them. Do not use strings over .011" gauge."

Excellent+ Condition

Body: the are a number of light surface scratches on the lacquer, not through to the wood, that can be found on the top, back, and sides; the top has a crack in the lacquer, not the wood, that runs from the under the treble side pearl inlay on the bridge to the edge of the body, plus there is a lacquer cracl on the bottom side extending about 2-1/2" from the bottom strap hook hole down the treble side--the other side of the strap hook hole has a very small chip in the wood, plus the strap hook is missing; some easily noticeable spots and areas of discoloration in the lacquer can be seen around the sides
Neck, Headstock, and Fretboard: the neck and fretboard look virtually flawless, plus there is no neck heel separation; the front facing of the headstock has a number of surface scratches on the lacquer; the back edges of the headstock have a few very ting chips in the lacquer and on the back the headstock there are some lacquer cracks that extend out from under the tuners
Action and Playability: the action is about medium and the neck is straight, plus the bridge is firmly attached to the soundboard
Frets: light wear can be found on the frets
Hardware: all looks great and functions properly
Includes: acoustic guitar and hardshell case
• Handmade dreadnought acoustic guitar
• Solid Sitka Spruce top
• Brazilian Rosewood back and sides
• Natural nitrocellulose lacquer finish
• Bound top and back
• Honduran Mahogany neck
• Thin neck profile
• Bound Brazilian Rosewood fretboard
• Pearl inlays
• 21 frets (12 frets to the body)
• Bound Brazilian Rosewood headstock overlay
• Brushed chrome tuners
• Rosewood bridge
• 16-1/4" width across lower bout
• 1-11/16" nut width
• 24-3/4" scale
• Made in Williamsburg, VA, USA

George is an amazing man that made a 1950's replica Gretsch 6120, down to the tone knobs, that I could not tell apart from the real thing. He is a serious craftsmen/machinist/maker that few can compete with.

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