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Need Advice On Value Of A 1969 Martin D-28 Guitar I Want To Buy

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Vox

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Greetings folks,

I thinking about buying a 1969 Martin D-28 but I don't know what it is worth. It isn't the prettiest guitar, to be sure, but the sound is loud and utterly amazing. It is actually hard to sing over it. The action is low but no buzz. The intonation is perfect and the pick guard has been replaced. Come in the original Martin case.



I have taken some pics and hope that someone here knows more about these vintage Martins than I do. Any input would be very welcomed. Thanks in advance...


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Michigan CG

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This forum is for Real Estate Appraisers. No one will be able to help you here. Good luck.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Probably could be moved to the personal property forum -
 

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https://www.martinguitar.com/model/item/204-d-28.html

http://theunofficialmartinguitarforum.yuku.com/topic/90167/1969-Martin-D-28-Guitar-3400#.VjlPlG4t-og

  1. Blue Book of Acoustic Guitar Values - MARTIN...
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    Shop Our Value Guides. Current Value Guides; ... MARTIN Acoustic: ... - dreadnought body style, solid spruce top, Brazilian rosewood (1931-1969) ...

  2. Vintage American Guitar - 1969 Martin D-28...
    www.vintageamericanguitar.com/1969-Martin-D-28.html
    1969 Martin D-28 Brazilian Rosewood . ... This is one of the best Brazilian rosewood Dreadnought Martins you’ll play, period, in fine original condition.

  3. Player's Choice Guitar of the Year: C.F. Martin ...
    www.acousticguitar.com/Gear/...of-the-Year-C.F.-Martin-D-28
    “That’s a 1969 Martin D-28. ... “The romance comes from the fact that it’s a great guitar at a pretty reasonable price,” he says
  1. 1969 Martin D28 Brazillian Rosewood Vintage D-28...
    vintagemartinguitar.net/1969-martin-d28-brazillian...
    1969 Martin D28 Brazilian Rosewood ... do not confuse them for additional shipping charges We do not mark merchandise values below value or ... 1969 Martin D28 ...

  2. Martin D28 s248562 Page -...
    www.stutzmansguitarcenter.com/...Page=Martin D28 s248562
    Martin D-28 List Price: SOLD Our ... Rosewood D-28 from 1969. When we knew that CF Martin was going to change to East ... increase in value. Now you can own a NEW ...

  3. Martin D-28 1969 Natural Price Guide | Reverb
    reverb.com/.../guide/323-martin-d-28-1969-natural
    Martin D-28 1969 Natural Reverb Estimated Price Range. ... In 1969, Martin began to switch from Brazilian to Indian Rosewood for the back and sides of the D-28.
 
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David Wimpelberg

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My recommendation is that if you're going to buy that kind of instrument, and you're going to view it in person, bring someone along that is an expert in vintage instruments. It better to spend a few bucks to get an expert opinion than paying to much.

I'm a musician BTW, though I don't play guitar anymore.
 

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I got an 000x1ae which tells you I am way too poor to even touch a vintage D28, let alone value one.
 

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Can't touch a D28.

I DID touch a Heritage the other week. Did a personal property canvass thru the old Kalamazoo Gibson factory. Some original tooling is still there and the place just smelled like craftsmanship. Was like walking thru a church. Heritage makes a quality guitar there today. Very cool to see them being made and I wished I could have stayed longer.

I have a 1990 Gibson LP Studio. Seems it's become a desirable vintage over the years. After a too long break I have been playing again and loving it.
 
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Lee in L.A.

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More than just dollar value, I think you should have a certain skill level before you're allowed to buy something that good.
I might qualify for a Tiny Tim uke, with practice. No talent here. :sad:
 

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More than just dollar value, I think you should have a certain skill level before you're allowed to buy something that good.
I might qualify for a Tiny Tim uke, with practice. No talent here. :sad:
 
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