From Martin's reintroduction of their uniquely fabulous 12-fret series comes this 00-28 which was an important part of their lineup until the early 1930's and unavailable since except for the small number of this series. As is traditional, this model comes with the slotted peghead, wider neck, pyramid bridge, herringbone purfling, rosewood back and sides and the fascinatingly different tone of the Martin 12-frets. The top is out of Sitka spruce with a subtle aging toner in the finish. This one is in excellent condition and has had an armrest added to protect the finish from armpit rash. There is a dark area in the finish on the back, possibly caused by sustained contact with a strap. The tone is surprising, like a much bigger guitar yet still having the special refinements that come from smaller, lighter bodies and 12 frets. The action is the lowest possible for a short scale and light guage strings, with a perfect saddle height with plenty of room to go up or down.