C.F. Martin / D-28GE Golden Era Brazilian Rosewood Adirondack / 2002 / Natural Nitrocellulose / Guitar For Sale

Item for sale is a rare Martin D-28GE Golden Era.  If you are looking for the best acoustic guitar tone that Martin is famous for, look no further.  The Martin D-28GE Golden Era is known for being a modern Martin Dread with true vintage tone. That is due in no small part to the fine Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce and forward shifted bracing, all of which give the Golden Era D-28 extra mojo. This one is very clean and well kept and the voice is big and bold. You'll hear how open and mature this one is. A great Martin Dread.


Martin D-28GE is highly sorted after by acoustic guitar collectors around the world.  The woods for building the guitar are as precious as gold.

Another main factor why pre-war Martin is famous, is the forward shifted X-bracing.  Sadly, the latest and only model (the D-45 authentic 1942 with MSRP $60k) that Martin offer with the Brazilian Rosewood has the X-bracing shifted backward.  I have been playing Martins for years and have owned both forward and backward shifted Dreadnaughts.  To me, it is clear that the forward shifted X-bracing dread sounds better.

If you have been looking for one of these, you may notice that most D-28GE have ordinary wood figure.  Please take a look at the auction pictures; this particular guitar has extraordinary Brazilian rosewood grain on the back and side!!!!

This guitar is used but is in excellent condition.  With minor fret wear.  It comes with the original Martin case.  These guitars were only available for a limited time in early 2000’s.  You could still ask Martin to build one for you but the price would be skyrocket.

It is impossible ship Brazilian Rosewood guitar out of the USA since the US export customs has reinforcing the CITES. I have overcome lots of difficulties to acquire this D-28GE but it will be shipped to your door in a week or so. I ship worldwide!!!  Don’t miss out this very chance to win this extraordinary guitar!!!  Believe me, it could be the only acoustic guitar you’ll ever need.

Let’s hear what famous players say about the D-28GE:

"Brazilian Rosewood Martin Guitars are both a joy to play and a great investment. You can have a ton of fun with a guitar like this Martin Golden Era and feel pretty good about your money staying safe in it as well. But first and foremost this is a great D-28GE, serious tone, great woods and well kept for you. Don't miss this great Martin Dreadnought." - Paul Heumiller

"One of the best dreads that Martin has produced. You really can't go wrong with this guitar. It's got power and tone to spare." - Al Petteway

Detail specifications:


  • Body Size: Dreadnought
  • Scale: 25.4 in. (645.15 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1 23/32 in. (43.7 mm)
  • String Spacing: 2 1/4 in. (57.15 mm)
  • Body Length: 19 7/8 in.
  • Upper Bout: 11 3/8 in.
  • Lower Bout: 15 5/8 in.
  • Serial #: 521
  • Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 3/4 in.
  • Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 3/4 in.
  • Frets to body: 14


  • Cutaway: None
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Style
  • Case: TKL Martin
  • Pickup: None
  • Condition: Excellent

Woods & Trim

  • Back/Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top Wood: Adirondack (Red) Spruce
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Rosette: 28 Style
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard Bindings: Ivoroid
  • Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Headstock Bindings: Ivoroid
  • Headstock Inlay: Builder Logo
  • Top Trim: Herringbone
  • Back Strip: Zigzag
  • Fret Markers: Diamonds & Squares
  • Tuners: Waverly
  • Tuner Finish: Chrome


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