Vintage D-28's are impossibly rare to come by, especially those built with the famous Brazilian Rosewood back-and-sides. This 1966 model is a great reminder of just why these guitars are so revered!
In 1966, Brazilian Rosewood was the standard material used for these guitars, used for the back, sides, and headplate. However, it was increasingly subject to import restrictions and by 1969 its use officially ended. The top of this guitar is Sitka Spruce, with rear shifted X bracing. The body blocks and neck are Mahogany, with Ebony used for the fingerboard and bridge.
The guitar appears to be all-original, but it has had some repair work over the years; it has had a neck reset at some point, and the original bridge has been reglued and shaved down slightly. There are two repaired cracks to the soundboard behind the bridge which are stable, and a solid crack repair on the headstock below the low E tuner. It's been fitted with an LR Baggs Lyric pickup system for plugged-in performance, and the original finish shows light crazing and numerous small marks and dings, as you'd expect for a guitar of this age.
All that said, this is an incredible-sounding guitar - balanced, woody, deep and soulful. There's a reason that these Brazilian Rosewood D-28's are so sought after, and once you pick this guitar up it's incredibly hard to put it down. It plays wonderfully, with a thick, comfortable V- neck profile, and the action is comfortable for strumming, fingerpicking and anything else that you can throw at it. This is a beautiful vintage guitar with many years of playing ahead of it. Includes non-original hardshell case.
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