Martin Guitars

1956 Martin D-28 Guitar, Serial Number 151874

Serial number 151874 was stamped on October 4, 1956 and cleared final inspection on January 23, 1957.

The tuners are Kluson K-500 "waffleback" machines with rounded metal buttons.

Style 28 features:

Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood

Top: Sitka spruce

Purfling: Lines

Binding: White celluloid

Backstripe: Zipper pattern

Other period features:

Straight X-bracing

Ebony fingerboard

Ebony belly bridge

Steel T-bar neck reinforcement

1-11/16" neck width at nut

Tortoiseshell celluloid pick guard

Dot fingerboard inlays

Decal on front of headstock

No C. F. Martin stamp on back of headstock

Style stamp

Photos courtesy of Steve Swan Guitars

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