1933 Martin OM-28
1933 Martin OM-28 in good condition serial number 554557. Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Adirondack spruce top, ebony fingerboard and bridge, mahogany neck. This guitar was likely refinished by Martin in the 1930s or 40s. The decal is the later style with black shadow. The stamp on the back of peg-head is still crisp. The finish is thin nitrocellulose lacquer and nothing was sanded when it was refinished. The tuners, bridge, pickguard, bridgeplate are original. It has been nicely refretted with original size bar stock. The top has three repaired cracks that are internally cleated, there is an added popsicle brace, the heel has a crack repair. The serial number was drilled out at some point and a replica of the headblock was laminated over the front. The serial number was confirmed with the pencil written number on the neck and in the pocket during a reset. All the work was done to a high standard is rock solid. The guitar plays perfectly with plenty of saddle height. The sound is crisp and articulate with wonderful balance. It has all the sound of guitars costing over twice as much. Includes original hard case.