Martin O-28 Koa (1923)

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Martin O-28 Koa (1923)

In Stock. Next Day Delivery order before 3pm

Painfully, agonisingly beautiful, this vintage 1923 Martin O-28K has elected to grace our wee shop with its presence. While Martin need no introduction, the story behind this tremendous guitar is an interesting one. Introduced in 1917, this model is an important milestone in Martin’s history, as prior to this their instruments had heavily favoured gut strings. However, the prevailing Hawaiian style of the time utilised a steel bar, which doesn’t work with gut strings in a big way, so a steel-string guitar was needed. This size O body was chosen as the vehicle for such an endeavour, and in order to make it work for as many players as possible, Martin gave it a bridge/saddle combination that ran perpendicular to the nut, with a choice of high or low nuts, so that it could be easily converted for slide. Only 641 of these solid Koa-bodied instruments were made, and it was in production until 1931. Trimmed with some fantastic herringbone work and sporting a slotted peghead, this is a very serious and committed instrument, with an impossible amount of character and legend woven into it. The fingerboard is a flat one too, without the gentle curve so common in other instruments. Rare, intriguing and extremely tasteful, this is a guitar that needs to be experienced, so do just that! Protected by a three-year warranty with our aloha-ing techs, this 1923 Martin O-28K is available at Wunjos with a hard case as standard. Please email via the form below for more information and availability.

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