Martin D-28 Rich Robinson, Ebony Fingerboard, Natural (Antique Toner)
Empire Music is proud to offer this Martin instrument that was displayed at the 2023 NAMM Show. This instrument was hand selected by Greg Holland specifically for the NAMM event. Greg is a 30 year veteran of Martin Guitars and is the final inspector at the factory. These NAMM models are the finest examples of their model. They include the full factory warranty and original paperwork, cases etc. These models were played as demonstrator models at the Martin NAMM booth and may/will have light playwear, pick marks etc. We will show any significant wear in photos and describe anything significant in the listing. Otherwise, we are not able to provide photos/descriptions of any light wear/marks. This is a great opportunity to get special pricing on a hand-selected Martin Guitar! Each guitar will be given a full professional setup to factory spec by our in-house technicians.
Calling all Black Crowes fans! Martin is proud to bring you the Rich Robinson Custom Signature Edition D-28. This model is a guitar player’s dream, and it is the first model that Martin has ever made as a visual and sonic representation of an artist’s personal instrument. The instrument that served as its inspiration is a 1954 D-28 that was handed down from Robinson’s father, who played it on stage at the Grand Ole Opry; as a traveling musician with the Hillbilly Highway; and in his folk band, The Appalachians, during the 1950s and ‘60s. After inheriting his father’s guitar, Robinson used it to write most of the original Black Crowes’ songs from the band’s studio albums. This soulful representation of that beloved guitar is crafted with Aged satin-finished East Indian rosewood for the back and sides and an Aged spruce top that is finished with a very thin vintage gloss. It also features rearward-shifted non-scalloped bracing, which offers a very balanced tone and added volume. It includes some 1950s style vintage build characteristics, like Martin’s signature dovetail neck joint, authentic hide glue construction, an ebony fingerboard and bridge, and Aged nickel tuners. Another custom feature requested by Robinson is a bridge with the wings slightly softened for comfort. The model includes a specially designed label signed by Robinson and numbered in sequence.
Note: After close inspection, this instrument is free of any visible wear, marks and/or blemishes. (See Pics)
The guitar pictured is the actual guitar that you will receive. It comes with Martin’s Factory Warranty and our 100% satisfaction guarantee! It will be professionally set up and ready to play before it leaves our store.
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