We just purchased a large collection of high-end Martins, and this is the standout of the bunch ! Projects just beautifully. OHSC, excellent condition. Factory installed Fishman Matrix Infinity electronics, which is an expensive upgrade, really contributes to its tone and versatility. This is a fantastic guitar.
Martin 0-28VS Guitar
12-Fret Style 28
With a 12-fret body that measures 131/2 inches across the lower bout, the 0-28VS is over two inches narrower than a standard, 14-fret dreadnought. But the body is only a fraction of an inch shorter than a dread, and the placement of the bridge—in the middle of the lower bout rather than toward the waist of the guitar—is often considered to be the best position for producing a loud, clear, and highly articulate voice. With their wide fingerboard and string spacing, 12-fret Martins have been perennial favorites of fingerstyle players, and the 0-28VS offers true vintage-style dimensions in its 1 7/8-inch nut and 2 5/16-inch string spacing at the saddle.
The russet-hued solid East Indian rosewood back and sides and gold-toned solid Sitka spruce top of this 0-28VS are finished in “polished gloss,” but the neck is satin-finished. That’s the best of all possible worlds, by my lights. The wood grain on the back and sides is wide and quite straight
SPECS: 12-fret 0-size body. Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. Scalloped X-bracing. Select hardwood neck with dovetail joint. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and saddle. 24.9-inch scale. 17/8-inch nut width. 25/16-inch string spacing at saddle. Polished gloss body finish. Satin neck finish. Slotted headstock with nickel Waverly tuners. Light-gauge Martin Lifespan strings. Made in USA.
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