New Martin Rich Robinson Custom Signature Edition D-28, Natural Vintage Gloss, with Free Shipping
Oh my goodness! We were all so excited when this guitar was delivered, and we were not disappointed! The Martin Rich Robin Custom Signature Edition D-28 is everything we thought it would be. Inspired by the 1954 D-28 that was handed down from Robinson’s father, this guitar features a D-14 size body constructed with a spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides, in an aged Vintage Gloss finish. It has a genuine mahogany neck with ebony fretboard and dot inlays, a 25.4″ scale length, and the fingerboard measures 1 11/16″ at the nut. The bridge is an ebony “modern belly” bridge with drop-in long saddle, and it has a tortoise pattern pickguard. Made in a limited number, the specifically designed label is signed by Robinson and is numbered in sequence. Ours is number 81.
Here’s what Martin has to say about it:
Calling all Black Crowes fans! Martin is proud to bring you the Rich Robinson Custom Signature Edition D-28. This model is a guitar player’s dream, and it is the first model that Martin has ever made as a visual and sonic representation of an artist’s personal instrument. The instrument that served as its inspiration is a 1954 D-28 that was handed down from Robinson’s father, who played it on stage at the Grand Ole Opry; as a traveling musician with the Hillbilly Highway; and in his folk band, The Appalachians, during the 1950s and ‘60s. After inheriting his father’s guitar, Robinson used it to write most of the original Black Crowes’ songs from the band’s studio albums. This soulful representation of that beloved guitar is crafted with Aged satin-finished East Indian rosewood for the back and sides and an Aged spruce top that is finished with a very thin vintage gloss. It also features rearward-shifted non-scalloped bracing, which offers a very balanced tone and added volume. It includes some 1950s style vintage build characteristics, like Martin’s signature dovetail neck joint, authentic hide glue construction, an ebony fingerboard and bridge, and Aged nickel tuners. Another custom feature requested by Robinson is a bridge with the wings slightly softened for comfort. The model includes a specially designed label signed by Robinson and numbered in sequence.
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