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51516 1932 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 51516 -1932- Owner: Unknown owner
12-fret neck, slot headstock, longer pick guard, inlays at 5, 7, 9. Refinished

 

53343 1933 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 53343 -1933- Owner: Unknown owner
12-fret neck, new neck

 

55950 1934 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 55950 -1934- Owner: Unknown owner
Courtesy Dave Musselwhite

 

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55951 1934 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 55951 -1934- Owner: Unknown owner
Oversprayed. It is a 14 fret model with bar frets.

 

56493 1934 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 56493 -1934- Owner: Banana
See it at www.vintageinstruments.com/museum/1934d28fulpage.html

 

57704 1934 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 57704 -1934- Owner: Unknown owner
Mint

 

57793 1934 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 57793 -1934- Owner: Unknown owner
Refinished

 

58496 1935 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 58496 -1935- Owner: Unknown owner
Extremely Clean

 

58957 1935 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 58957 -1935- Owner: Unknown owner
Enlarged soundhole, extended non-original fingerboard, no inlays, no decal on peghead, neck shaved top refinished, non-original pick guard.

 

59255 1935 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 59255 -1935- Owner: Unknown owner
Sunburst courtesy Dave Musselwhite

 

59393 1935 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 59393 -1935- Owner: shadetop
Very original condition with significant play wear and buckle rash. Bridge and neck set by Dave Musselwhite.

 

59396 1935 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 59396 -1935- Owner: Bdoss
Formerly Pruitts w/ Chubby Anthony

 

61172 1935 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 61172 -1935- Owner: Unknown owner
Block inlays in fingerboard

 

61714 1935 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 61714 -1935- Owner: shadetop
Excellent condition. Non back stamped. Refinish on back of neck, touch up on case bite on top. A couple repaired tight hairlines. Original bridge, pins, guard, machines, case etc. No longer my guitar, current owner unknown.

 

61720 1935 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 61720 -1935- Owner: spotpony
December'35, no stamp on back of headstock, extremely clean with original case.

 

63296 1936 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 63296 -1936- Owner: Unknown owner
Near Mint Condition

 

63861 1936 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 63861 -1936- Owner: Unknown owner
Neck cut Down

 

63865 1936 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 63865 -1936- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes

 

64490 1936 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 64490 -1936- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes

 

65255 1937 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 65255 -1937- Owner: Unknown owner
Sunburst courtesy Dave Musselwhite

 

65259 1937 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 65259 -1937- Owner: Harmonist34
Listed as stolen in a 1972 Bluegrass Unlimited magazine classified ad. "Liberal reward. No questions asked. Contact Fred Bartenstein 617/727-7618 or 617/876-3182"

 

65709 1937 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 65709 -1937- Owner: shadetop
Shaded top Exceptionally fine condition. Neck set, frets and saddle by Dave Musselwhite. Otherwise 100% original, crack free, no refinishing. No longer my guitar, owner unknown.

 

65711 1937 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 65711 -1937- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes

 

66052 1937 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 66052 -1937- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes

 

66719 1937 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 66719 -1937- Owner: Unknown owner
Refinished

 

68491 1937 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 68491 -1937- Owner: Unknown owner
Mint Condition

 

68700 1937 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 68700 -1937- Owner: prewar picker
Nicknamed, "Rachael"

 

68703 1937 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 68703 -1937- Owner: Unknown owner
From Aubrey Haynie. This guitar has exceptional tone and volume. It has been named "Bonezilla".

 

68997 1938 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 68997 -1938- Owner: Unknown owner
Mint Condition

 

69222 1938 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 69222 -1938- Owner: Unknown owner
@ Martin For Sale

 

70419 1938 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 70419 -1938- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes

 

70640 1938 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 70640 -1938- Owner: gitarlibrarian
Got it in 1986 - the neck was falling off, bridge too, three screw holes at the back where someone once had a tailpiece on it... John Monteleone pulled it apart and put it back together and it's been solid as a rock ever since. I believe it once belonged to Mike Marshall as well. It's been well played and knocked around, but remains one of the most beautiful sounding and playing guitars I've been lucky own.

 

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71113 1938 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 71113 -1938- Owner: Unknown owner
Near Mint. Southern Connection

 

71925 1938 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 71925 -1938- Owner: Unknown owner
@ Music Emp.

 

71974 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 71974 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes

 

72279 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 72279 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
@ Gruhns "Nashvillian" - Herringbone back stripe (not zipper type)

 

72284 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 72284 -1939- Owner: p0014483
Herringbone Back Stripe

 

72831 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 72831 -1939- Owner: 00-45
Foreman's notes indicate guitar was stamped on June 21, 1939. It also had the indication N.N. which was used on the first few guitars with the narrower nut width. It also has CFMartin in the peghead, D-45 style lettering, also original. Many years ago it appears to have been refinished as it's too perfect to be original, original tuners, nut, bridge, saddle and case.

 

72833 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 72833 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
Near Mint Condition

 

72838 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 72838 -1939- Owner: Herring39
Survivor D28 with original case and key. The guitar has replacement tuners and the bridge is a vintage replica. I have the original bridge and am in the process of getting the original tuners from previous owner. This guitar has the typical specs of Adirondack spruce top with herringbone trim and low X scalloped bracing, mahogany neck measuring 1 11/16 inches at the nut, ebony fingerboard with slotted diamond shaped abalone inlays, Brazilian rosewood back, sides, and peghead veneer.

 

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72840 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 72840 -1939- Owner: LEE
No Notes Entered.

 

73087 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73087 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
Figured rosewood, Kluson closed individual tuners, neck refinished.

 

73090 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73090 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
Refinished, cracks.

 

73091 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73091 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

73093 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73093 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
Refinished, cracks, non-original pickguard.

 

73290 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73290 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

73294 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73294 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

73403 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73403 -1939- Owner: kubota
Refinished-Original woods, closed back Grover tuners, bridge plate, and bracing. Former owners: Ron Robinson, John Schofield, Wayne Henderson, Jim Ketterman, Bill Taylor. Original owner unknown.

 

73404 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73404 -1939- Owner: photorc
Nice rear braced, 1 11/16" neck D-28 with original enclosed Grover G-111 tuners. From www.vintagemartin.com

 

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73528 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73528 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner

 

73533 -1939- Owner: 39Bone
100% original. Closed back Grover G-98s. Original case, bridge pins, original silk strap and original 1939 Martin Catalog.

 

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73534 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73534 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
Extra Clean, closed tuners.

 

73816 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73816 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

73846 1939 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 73846 -1939- Owner: Unknown owner
New top, body refinished, gold Rotomatic tuners.

 

74103 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 74103 -1940- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

74254 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 74254 -1940- Owner: katenhorst
serial 74254, Refinished, 1 repaired crack three repaired hairlines, pickguard replaced, bridge sanded down, otherwise original, original but sanded down ebony bridge

 

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74376 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 74376 -1940- Owner: Unknown owner
Small neck, formerly fitted with pickup, bolt through neck block, "D-18" sound-not much bass response but really cuts.

 

74385 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 74385 -1940- Owner: Unknown owner
Clean, oversprayed

 

74521 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 74521 -1940- Owner: Unknown owner
Several small doweled holes in top.

 

74706 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 74706 -1940- Owner: mcssmcsd
Well worn D-28 I used to own. Many repairs through the years. Closed back Grover tuners. Sold in 1995.

 

75032 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 75032 -1940- Owner: Unknown owner
Refinished

 

75365 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 75365 -1940- Owner: Bdoss
Refinished, covered tuners.

 

75536 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 75536 -1940- Owner: chimney
In original condition with no restorations. This guitar has been in an attic wrapped in a blanket since 1966 when the original owner passed away. It's in very good condition but has some imperfections in the finish that would be expected for the use it had. It has had a pickup added, unless it came that way. I am the owners son and just aquired this guitar. This guitar was purchased new by my dad. I have a photo of him posing with this guitar in 1944 in his WW2 army uniform, he was aprofessional musician, (Bob Mason and the Western Swingbillies), some promo photos are out there online with this guitar in the photos, pretty cool!

 

75740 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 75740 -1940- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

76034 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 76034 -1940- Owner: rOD

 

76292 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 76292 -1940- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

76300 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 76300 -1940- Owner: Unknown owner
New Top.

 

76672 1940 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 76672 -1940- Owner: Unknown owner
Factory believes this to be 1939; first digit is not visible; neck block shows evidence of stamping error; extremely small neck, gold Rotomatics, fingerboard inlaid with owner's name.

 

78639 1941 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 78639 -1941- Owner: Unknown owner

 

78640 1941 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 78640 -1941- Owner: Gene
No Notes Entered.

 

78644 1941 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 78644 -1941- Owner: Unknown owner
Tuners have large (replacement) white plastic buttons; considerable finish wear on top.

 

78843 1941 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 78843 -1941- Owner: Unknown owner
Clean

 

78845 1941 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 78845 -1941- Owner: sadieneale
At the National Music Museum in Vermillion , South Dakota , John R. Barmeyer Collection.

 

78996 1941 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 78996 -1941- Owner: Unknown owner
Clean, repaired cracks.

 

78997 1941 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 78997 -1941- Owner: Unknown owner
Clean.

 

79594 1941 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 79594 -1941- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

79595 1941 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 79595 -1941- Owner: Unknown owner
Reportedly returned to factory for top repair/restorations; Rotomatic tuners.

 

79597 1941 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 79597 -1941- Owner: Unknown owner
Thin neck, not much bass response, has original case. Formerly owned by Butch Robins.

 

80190 1942 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 80190 -1942- Owner: Unknown owner
Very clean, reddish type pickguard.

 

80969 1942 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 80969 -1942- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

80976 1942 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 80976 -1942- Owner: Unknown owner
Clean, strange surface flap type cracks in top.

 

82512 1942 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 82512 -1942- Owner: Unknown owner
Sunburst top, original case.

 

84069 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 84069 -1943- Owner: Unknown owner
Original case.

 

84079 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 84079 -1943- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

84083 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 84083 -1943- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

84630 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 84630 -1943- Owner: Unknown owner
Near Mint, thin neck, white buttons on tuners.

 

84860 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 84860 -1943- Owner: Unknown owner
@ Gruhns 9/87

 

85086 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 85086 -1943- Owner: Unknown owner
Original, great sound.

 

85087 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 85087 -1943- Owner: joe
All original condition new bridge original finish worn but great look not abused. Great Tone

 

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85775 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 85775 -1943- Owner: Unknown owner
Sunburst Top

 

85841 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 85841 -1943- Owner: Unknown owner
Rough, refinished, bad X grain crack.

 

86010 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 86010 -1943- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

86307 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 86307 -1943- Owner: Unknown owner
New Top.

 

86308 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 86308 -1943- Owner: Unknown owner
Large (replacement) pickguard, Rotomatic tuners, refinished top, repaired cracks, thin neck.

 

86428 1943 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 86428 -1943- Owner: foolmonti
VG condition. Body refinished 50+ years ago, good job, looks original. Unusually nice rosewood throughout. (Near style-45 quality).

 

86909 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 86909 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
Refinished, new neck (?)

 

86913 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 86913 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
Mint.

 

86978 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 86978 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

87022 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87022 -1944- Owner: champ
Total refin, neck reset, refret, new nut and saddle 1999. Tuners replaced with open Waverlys 2004. Beautiful sounding, great player's guitar.

 

87081 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87081 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
Replaced tuners, cracks, 8" strip of herringbone replaced.

 

87082 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87082 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
Cracks, white tuner buttons.

 

87083 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87083 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

87228 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87228 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

87418 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87418 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
Some wear.

 

87422 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87422 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
Great condition.

 

87423 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87423 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

87590 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87590 -1944- Owner: leekotick
Refinished back and sides, by Ronnie Griffin- fossil ivory nut, saddle and bridge pins, replaced tuners with Waverly open-backs. Wyatt Rice style neckset, by Ronnie Griffin. Csrefully resting in Mark Leaf case with plush green lining. Big sound, but even across tone range. Played by myself at Larry Rice benefit concert in Tallahassee, Florida which I coordinated. appraised by friend and luthier Randy Wood.

 

87591 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87591 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
Rough

 

87594 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87594 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
New fingerboard, no inlay (snow-flake) at 15th fret, several repaired top cracks.

 

87609 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 87609 -1944- Owner: Frank Guerra
Excellent condition. Original bridge with new bridge plate. Otherwise all original.

 

88112 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 88112 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
Snowflake inlays, non-scalloped bracing.

 

88775 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 88775 -1944- Owner: jeffcaroljames@satx.rr.com
Refinished by Martin in early 70's. All original other than refin. One repaired center seam. No other cracks.

 

89018 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 89018 -1944- Owner: MarkD
This guitar appears to be one of the first war era D-28s to again have a metal reinforcing rod (T-Bar) in the neck, (rather than war time ebony). Neck reset done in 2005 and the neck had not been off before that and seems to be original. Scalloped bracing, plays and sounds very nice, but the finish in poor condition.

 

89021 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 89021 -1944- Owner: cbaxsmith
Stamped September 13, 1944...Scalloped braces, split diamond inlays, ebony truss rod, mostly original...very balanced big sound.

 

89031 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 89031 -1944- Owner: toms@mr.net
This guitar appears to have an original back and sides including neck block with model and serial number. When I bought it many years ago I knew it was not all original. The neck appears to be from the 50's, based on headstock shape and tuners. The herringbone inlay did not look like Martin quality. When I had the neck reset we found that the inlay under the fingerboard was non-herringbone. So I am assuming that this guitar experienced a major accident. In the reparation the top was replaced with non-herringbone and the neck was replaced. Then, sometime later, someone realized that this guitar should have herringbone, and had it added. The guitar plays and sounds fantastic.

 

89039 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 89039 -1944- Owner: dmend
Excellent - very good condition. Fingerboard has snowflake inlays. All original.

 

89544 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 89544 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

89804 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 89804 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
Small dot inlays (original)

 

90021 1944 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 90021 -1944- Owner: Unknown owner
Cracks, dot inlays.

 

90730 1945 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 90730 -1945- Owner: 00-45
All original, no repairs, neck stamped on March 15, 1945. Adirondack, plastic buttons, metal truss rod.

 

90973 1945 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 90973 -1945- Owner: Unknown owner
Refinished, top and side patches, cracks, fingerboard, peghead and soundhole inlaid style 45.

 

91964 1945 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 91964 -1945- Owner: f5journal
Light rosewood, several repaired cracks, scalloped braces, truss rod in neck (peghead), new bridge (incorrect vintage), new fingerboard w/ diamonds.

 

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91989 1945 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 91989 -1945- Owner: Unknown owner
Restored and refinished.

 

93086 1945 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 93086 -1945- Owner: Unknown owner
Same as #96582 - Only back and sides original; white oval sticker on neck block, new top, new neck with torch inlay.

 

93099 1945 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 93099 -1945- Owner: Not-An-Artist Productions
Sitka Top, Replaced fingerboard, Metal T-bar in neck, Metal Bushings (early '46) installed in headstock, Strap button @ Treble side heal. VG++: Minor finish checking on top w/ moderate finish flaking @ bass side upper bout (shoulder), 6" x 8" buckle rash @ back, minor glued B string crack, New Nut, Plugged bridge plate, OHSC

 

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93298 1945 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 93298 -1945- Owner: Unknown owner
Dots replaced with diamonds.

 

93301 1945 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 93301 -1945- Owner: Unknown owner
Rough, no cracks, 1 tuner replaced.

 

93303 1945 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 93303 -1945- Owner: Unknown owner
Exceptionally fine! No wear at all, fat neck, top lightly oversprayed.

 

93698 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 93698 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
Plastic tuners, very solid, light rosewood.

 

93702 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 93702 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
Strange herringbone with extra black line, new PG, new top (?)

 

93707 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 93707 -1946- Owner: Harmonist34
For sale in a November 1978 Pickin' magazine classified. "Martin Herringbone D28 #93707 excellent condition $3500 (503) 390-2821"

 

93712 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 93712 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
Rough

 

93714 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 93714 -1946- Owner: erc
I have owned "Baby" for 10 years. Her rosewood box smells as sweet as a honeycomb & she sounds as sweet as she smells!

 

95058 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 95058 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

95285 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 95285 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

95332 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 95332 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
Large (replacement) pickguard, top has severe finish checking and bellying, light colored rosewood, extra brace at top of neck block, owner's name in fingerboard.

 

96204 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 96204 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
Exceptionally fine, deeply yellowed top, fat neck, body made very slightly lopsided.

 

96247 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 96247 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
Wider body (15 15/16"), will not fit molded case; dark rosewood, slightly figured.

 

96248 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 96248 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
Standard dimensions, refinished, light colored rosewood.

 

96555 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 96555 -1946- Owner: jayjay
Very clean almost crack free Martin -has a small well repaired crack over end block on back of guitar. Wonderful tone and playability with great sustain and immediacy of tone. Previously owned by the late Judge Peter Fryefield, a collector of vintage Martins.

 

96559 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 96559 -1946- Owner: melodymansdream
100% original. Original "fleur de lis" flatback tuners; oval buttons. Original purple felt-lined hardshell case. Was in storage for 40 years before I got it. More photos at www.melodymanrecords.com/Guitars/1946MartinD-28.html

 

96582 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 96582 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
Only back and sides original; white oval sticker on neck block, new top, new neck with torch inlay.

 

96595 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 96595 -1946- Owner: mcssmcsd
Refinished. Period correct replacement tuners, pickguard and bridge.

 

97192 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 97192 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

97218 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 97218 -1946- Owner: umpdw
Greatest guitar I ever hand in my hands. I have owned it since 1967. I had it restored by Dan Blom, certified by the CFM Company. Hogwash to those who say "do not restore." I uploaded some pictures listed as "additional Photos." I never could get the program to accept an initial photo. My email address is: durwood.worley@gmail.com

 

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97227 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 97227 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner

 

97323 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 97323 -1946- Owner: Gibsonman
This 46 was refinished 40 years ago by Martin, and I have the paper work to prove it. When I got it the pickguard was missing, and it needed work. I was able to find a peice of cellioud from about the same period . I sent the guitar to Steve Kovacik in New York to make and install the guard. He also did a neck reset. The bridge was changed by Martin in 1972. The bridgeplate is org. It,s a full large sounding guitar having the tapered braceing. Martin did a great job of refininshing it.

 

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97807 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 97807 -1946- Owner: Unknown owner
No Notes Entered.

 

97963 1946 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 97963 -1946- Owner: Bdoss
Solid guitar with lots of playwear. Fingerboard and bridge replaced.

 

98446 1947 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 98446 -1947- Owner: Unknown owner
Non-Herringbone; has zipper backstripe but HB trim around body and snowflake inlays in board added.

 

98668 1947 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 98668 -1947- Owner: foolmonti
Non-herringbone binding, but with earlier style zipper backstrip. All original in VG condition.

 

98873 1947 Old Herringbone - Martin Serial 98873 -1947- Owner: Unknown owner
non-Herringbone; zipper bs