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Offered for sale is an early (scalloped) 1944 D-28 in original condition- no refinishing or overspray and with original (repaired) bridge plate. I'm interrupting the description to inform all interested that I've committed to trading this guitar in 3-4 weeks from today (6/14), if a sale is not finalized within that time. There is a replacement ebony bridge. Those who have played this guitar- especially bluegrass musicians- have been impressed by its wonderful tone and just the right amount of what I call 'flop', making it easier for the right hand to punch out those bass runs with relative ease. Purchased most recently at Gruhn Guitars about 2 years ago, the salespeople remarked how favorably the tone compared to the '39-'41 D-28's for sale that contained the more-favored t-bar in the neck rather than the ebony rod which was factory-installed in this guitar.
The price I am asking for this guitar is reflective of the fact that there are repaired cracks in the top as shown in the attached photos. There is also a hairline crack behind the bridge on the treble side that is not visible in the photos. During my tenure as caretaker/owner, there have been no problems with the cracks, and proper humidification has prevented additional cracks from forming.
The original tuners come with the guitar, though Stew-Mac replacements are currently installed and operate much better. As well, the guitar will be delivered in a period-correct case in somewhat rough condition.
The guitar is kept at my home a suburb of Milwaukee, WI and I would invite anyone interested to arrange to visit and try it out. I'm confident you'll love it.
Asking price: $30,000
Ad Number 140465
Posted: Jun 12, 2019 03:33 PM CDT
Glendale Wisconsin 53209-2740
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