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New Bagnasco & Casati D-28

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This is the last of three guitars I ordered from Bagnasco & Casati of Savona, IT, one of the finest small batch shops building in the traditional prewar style. I won’t get my next instruments until late 2020 at the earliest. The materials and workmanship of this batch have been exquisite particularly the finish which Andreas calls their new “thin-skin”. This is a faithful reproduction of a 1936 Martin D-28 with all the signature features that came with that iconic guitar; Brazilian rosewood back and sides, herringbone trim, forward-X scalloped bracing, ebony fretboard with snowflakes, belly bridge, rosewood headstock overlay, mahogany neck with volute, and full-moon harvested Alpine spruce top, the European equivalent of Adirondack. Plain headstock with Waverly-made G-98 reproduction tuners. The neck captures the unique feel of the ’36; modified V with slightly bigger shoulders than the more widely known ’37. The nut is 1 ¾ and the string spacing is 2 3/8. The tone is open, resonant, nuanced and loud. The responsiveness is impressive even when fingerpicked. A fine instrument already that will continue to open up and improve as it’s played. Comes with a good quality hardshell case. $10,750.


Jet City Guitars sells fine old acoustic flat tops, resonators, and occasionally new guitars from small batch artisan builders. My web site is open for business 24-hours a day, seven days a week. I do not intend to inundate the Mandolin Cafe with a ton of listings. I will try to rotate through a few things I think might be of interest to the constituency, sometimes prior to putting them on the JCG web site. No one likes to buy a guitar and turn it over to a luthier for six months. I typically make sure all the work has been done before I ship. So just about everything I sell has a fresh neck reset and more often than not, new frets. I will consider trades on guitars I own and do consignments for less than the market.

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Category: Guitars
Ad Number 135305
Posted: Feb 11, 2019 05:48 PM CDT

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