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Martin Custom Shop 000 Style 28 Slotted Headstock East Indian Rosewood Acoustic Guitar

SKU 04MCS009
by Martin
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Original price $ 4,100.00 - Original price $ 4,100.00
Original price
$ 4,100.00
$ 4,100.00 - $ 4,100.00
Current price $ 4,100.00

Martin Custom 000-28 Slotted Headstock East Indian Rosewood

Truetone Music was invited to Nazareth, PA for a very special visit. We had the chance to spec out guitars to be custom built by the Martin Custom Shop. We were also thrilled by the prospect of being able to hand select our own wood at the factory, aided by Custom Shop representatives and tonewood experts.  That began a relationship that has continued for multiple custom runs over a number of years.

We knew we wanted to represent an interesting variety as far as models and exotic woods, but we also wanted the guitars to sound as best they could, never sacrificing tone for bling. 

This Martin Custom Shop version of a 000-28 with East Indian Rosewood is a true example of that theory coming together in the best possible way.  The rosewood back and sides of the guitar are what you notice first, with stunning grain. The look of the guitar itself would be enough, but the materials, construction and appointments make it all the more special.  The idea for the slotted headstock came from one of the Truetone's sales guys, who pointed out that you rarely, if ever, see that on such a guitar.  The folks at Martin agreed, and this guitar was born.

East Indian Rosewood is known to be among the most comparable tonewoods to Brazilian Rosewood.  It is light and not too dense, making it perfect for a smaller body guitar such as 000.  The tone is rich and warm while still producing a focused attack, with tons of sustain.  This particular 000-28 was matched with an amazing Sitka Spruce top, which was also hand-selected while at the Custom Shop.  It adds a bit of mid-range to balance the back & sides, producing a great balance for fingerpicking.  The aging toner on the top adds a beautiful look.

Even though the guitar was already going to be gorgeous, we decided to add antique white binding, as well diamonds and squares inlays to the black ebony fretboard, just to make it a bit more singular. The neck is Martin’s modified low oval with high performance taper, making it very comfortable to play for hours. The radius is 16” with a nut width of 1 3/4”.  The guitar is finished in gloss with a satin finished neck.  It comes with a Martin hard shell case and certificate of authenticity.  

Come to Truetone Music today to experience this amazing Martin Custom Shop guitar, or order online right here today.


Specifications Overview

  • Appointment Level: Standard
  • Adhesive: Modern Adhesive
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Bracing Material, Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Binding Material: Antique White
  • Top Pearl: None
  • Rosette Style: Style 28 Boltaron
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval
  • Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Nickel H97-18NA Sta-Tite Side Mnt 18:1
  • Fingerboard Material: Black Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Diamonds and Squares Long
  • Finish Type: Standard
  • Finish Package: Gloss Body w/ Satin Neck
  • Top Color: Aging Toner
  • Electronics: None
  • Configuration # C20-099564