Martin HD 28 KM - Keb Mo Signature Limited Edition – USA 2001

by Martin

$4,695.00 20197
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From Martin –

“Kevin Moore aka "Keb Mo” is a modern day ambassador of acoustic blues. With his charismatic performing style and fresh, insightful songs, he has expanded the genre in new directions and captured new audiences for a music both evocative and timeless. A Martin Dreadnought has been one of Keb Mo's main instruments in his rise to stardom, both in the studio and on stage. Now Martin has created the HD-28KM Keb' Mo' Limited Edition Signature model. Like the man who inspired it, the HD-28KM combines tradition and modernity in one great instrument.”

This is a very rare and hard to find Limited Edition HD 28 KM. Martin made only 252 of them. This is # 212.

The forward-shifted scalloped top braces, diamond neck volute, and tapered headstock enhance the vintage character of the Keb Mo Signature guitar. A low profile neck with wide ebony fingerboard, 1 3/4” inches at the nut, and jumbo frets makes it perfect for fingerstyle or flatpicking.

Both the nut and compensated saddle are crafted from genuine bone. Keb' Mo's signature is inlaid between the 19th and 20th frets and the label is personally signed by Keb' Mo' and Martin Chairman and CEO, C. F. Martin IV.

Model Specifications from Martin -

MODEL       HD-28KM (Kevin Moore)

CONSTRUCTION:     Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret

TOP: Solid Englemann Spruce

ROSETTE:    Style 45

TOP BRACING PATTERN:    Standard ”X” Scalloped, Forward Shifted

TOP BRACES:       Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16”

BACK MATERIAL:    Solid Flamed Hawaiian Koa

BACK PURFLING:    HD Style Zig Zag

SIDE MATERIAL:    Solid Flamed Hawaiian Koa

ENDPIECE:   Grained Ivoroid

ENDPIECE INLAY:   Black/White/Black Boltaron

BINDING:    Grained Ivoroid

TOP INLAY STYLE: Fine Herringbone

SIDE INLAY:       Black/White/Black

BACK INLAY:       Black/White/Black

NECK MATERIAL:    Solid Mahogany

NECK SHAPE:       Low Profile

NUT MATERIAL:     Bone

HEADSTOCK: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper

HEADPLATE: Solid Ebony w/ Old Style Large Decal

HEELCAP:    Grained Ivoroid

FINGERBOARD MATERIAL:   Solid Black Ebony

SCALE LENGTH:     25.4”

FRETS CLEAR:       14

FRETS TOTAL:       20

FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT:     1-3/4”

FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET:     2-1/4”

FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Diamonds & Squares – Long Pattern, Keb Mo Signature Between 19th & 20th Frets

FINGERBOARD BINDING:    none

FINISH BACK & SIDES:    Polished Gloss

FINISH TOP:       Polished Gloss w/ Vintage Toner

FINISH NECK:      Satin

BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony

BRIDGE STYLE:     Standard Belly

BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-1/4”

SADDLE:     16” Radius/Compensated/Bone

TUNING MACHINES: Schaller Gold M6 w/ Large Ebony Buttons

BRIDGE & END PINS:      White w/ Tortoise Dots

PICKGUARD: Tortoise Colour

CASE:       545 Geib style

INTERIOR LABEL:   Signed By CF Martin IV & Kevin Moore (Keb Mo)

The woods on this one are in a special category. The Englemann Spruce is quite beautiful, and Solid Flamed Hawaiian Koa is just spectacular.

This is a fine example of the extra care and top flight workmanship that Martin applies to their Limited Edition artist models. These guitars are so good and are mighty hard to find, especially in this condition. There is barely a mark on this one – quite remarkable for an instrument nearing its 20th birthday.

It has been well looked after and played in nicely. The sound is open, rich and balanced. It is equally comfortable for flatpicking or fingerpicking and this Martin Keb Mo Signature is simply a delight to play.

Comes in its Martin hard shell case in new condition.

Demo here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHRIgectq5U

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