This is a 2006 Martin “Custom” model flat top acoustic guitar. This Limited Edition Guitar Center issued model is effectively a more accessible D-28 for nearly half the purchase price of a standard non-vintage reissue D-28 model. This example, serial number 1233527, was only available for a limited time through the Guitar Center, and have since been discontinued. This example is in like new, never played condition, and it includes all of the original paperwork, including the owner’s manual and warranty which have not been filled out.
With a high gloss clear coat finish over a tight-grained Sitka Spruce top, beautifully rich and dark East Indian Rosewood back/sides (which are highly reminiscent of Brazilian in coloration), gold hardware, single-ply binding on both the back and top, maple bridge plate with Rosewood bridge and a tortoise tear-drop shaped scratch plate, the overall approach is suggestive of simple J-50 appointments adoring a Martin D-28. This makes for both a highly functional, great-sounding, guitar, and very attractive instrument.