Martin D12-28 Natural 1971

12-String Acoustic Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Martin D12-28 Natural 1971

Vintage
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Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Rosewood
Body Details: Rosewood back and sides with spruce top. There is a repaired crack in the side of the treble bout, as well as a repaired separation of the top and sides in the same area. There is a repaired top crack on the treble bout, and some areas of binding have been reglued as well. A few internal braces have been repaired. There is also an area of repair at the endpin.
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Profile: "V" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .81" (1st fret), .95" (10th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 14.00"
Nut Width: 1-13/16"
Scale Length: 24 7/8"
Neck Details: Mahogany neck with unbound ebony fretboard, dot inlays, and non-adjustable neck reinforcement. The neck has been reset, with multiple repaired cracks on the treble side of the heel. The heel cap has also been replaced. There are multiple headstock repairs, with visible repaired cracks.
Electronics: None; there was previously a pickup system installed which has been removed, and a metal ground plate is still installed on the bridge plate.
Hardware: Several tuner bushings have been replaced, and the heel cap is not original. The saddle has been replaced, and there is a hole drilled in the treble side of the bridge, likely from the previous pickup system. The bridge also has cuts extending forward from some of the bridge pins, likely added to increase break angle over the saddle. The pickguard has also been replaced. The high D & G tuners are bent but functional; the G tuner is more bent than the D. The back of the bridge has a slight gap, but the bridge is secure to the top.
Weight: 5lbs 6oz
Modifications/Repairs: The structural repairs to the headstock and heel, while not cosmetically ideal are stable and not affecting playability. -Neck has been reset -Repaired headstock break -Replaced pickguard, heel cap, and tuner bushings -The saddle has been replaced -Repaired side and top cracks -Repaired braces -The binding has been reglued in a few spots -Hole drilled through bridge, and ground plate added to bridge plate -Repaired area at endpin
Case Details: Hardshell Case. The handle is missing, and a strap has been added instead.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows heavy signs of use and repair; the glossy finish has various scratches, pick wear around the sound hole, and repaired cracks on the side and top. There are repaired cracks at the heel, along with a small gap from the neck reset. The back of the neck has a few small dents, and the headstock has visible repaired cracks extending over the face and back. The structural repairs to the headstock and heel, while not cosmetically ideal are stable and not affecting playability.
Serial Number: 290858
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and light neck relief. The frets are medium height with minor play wear present. The serial number dates the guitar to 1971.
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