I have every reason to believe this guitar was built by Paul Berger, who worked for Martin from 1960-72, when he moved to Florida for health reasons, where he continued to build outstanding Martin-style guitars with wood he bought from the Martin factory. I'm guessing this guitar was built in the '70s, and it compares favorably with '50s or '60s Martin Brazilian D-28s. It's loud, resonant, responsive, warm, and the intonation is excellent. It has a booming bass, a solid mid-range and a ringing treble. Equally good for backing up a singer or driving a band. If I didn’t have my ’46 D-28 I would keep this guitar. Aside from a couple of dings, the only two negatives are (1) it’s a bit heavy, which I attribute to the truss rod, and (2) the Berger label has been lost somewhere along the way. The term "cannon" is thrown around loosely these days, but this guitar is truly one. Comes in a nice Superior case. I can send along additional photos and a sound file if you're interested. $6,000 plus shipping.

Listed2 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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Jay's Gear Emporium

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