1965 Martin D-28
This one is called "Irene", after the singer-songwriter who owned, recorded and performed her music on this nice old Martin guitar in Adelaide for most of her long career. Purchased on a trip to Canada back in 1965 it lived in Adelaide until recently arriving in New Zealand. Irene supported Bob Dylan on a tour in Australia in 1966, when it seems he arrived with a "broken" guitar, meaning he needed to borrow one for the show. What is known, is that he used a guitar that he loaned from her and that it was a Martin. Interesting of course, but the guitar itself is the interesting story, 50 years old, with a nice straight grained Brazilian Rosewood back, sides and headstock overlay, exactly as specified for use by the old school Martin foremen. Tight, close grained Sitka Spruce top, with a beautiful black Ebony fretboard. All assembled with hot hide glue. Along with the genuine celluloid pickguard, all "wrapped" in the original nitro cellulose lacquer, it looks and plays a treat! Sounds even better! Crack-free, low action and no need for anything other than a new home. this is a beautiful guitar!