1970s Martin 0-28S Neck

1970s Martin 0-28S Neck

You just don’t see this kind of thing become available every day and in fact, barely ever, at all. A complete, never used, Martin-made factory neck, all lacquered and ready to go, straight from their finishing department, still with its support block under the fingerboard end with paper in between for easy removal upon installation in the guitar, and kidnapped before it got matched up with a body, sometime in the early 1970s, about forty-five years ago. Having been a Martin dealer since the 1960s, I can’t quite remember exactly why I ordered this very special neck. I do know this though: for some reason, now lost to the march of time, I put it away, unused, and here it is, arising from the depths of 273 Bleecker Street. It is a most unusual one: 12-fret, 24.9” scale; 1-7/8” wide at the nut (which is genuine ivory, never slotted) as all 12-fret Martins have been since time immemorial; grade-28 throughout with select ebony fingerboard and “diamond” carved behind the peghead; and that peghead is solid, not slotted, and drilled 3/8” for Grover Rotomatic tuners, though no tuners were ever installed. Martin will no longer sell complete necks, other than to “authorized” repair centers, which did not really exist back then. And even at that, I’m told that they’re $1500-2000 today or not at all. For all you repair people out there, and restoration people, or anyone who might want a genuine, never-used vintage 12-fret Martin neck to build a guitar around, here it is. And yes, there’s a truss rod in it, and no, it’s not adjustable, as Martin believed back then, as I still believe today, that if you select your wood carefully enough (which they certainly did back then), adjustable truss rods do their best work as sales tools, for the unbelievers amongst us. Truth in advertising, there are a few tiny nicks in the finish on one side of the small end of the heel, badge of courage. Your move. $895

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