Sadly, during 2004 I parted with this fantastic guitar. It now has a very caring new owner.
|1947 D28 Martin Guitar|
Serial # 101229Originally purchased in 1950 by Don Reno
I purchased this guitar from Don's eldest son Ronnie in 1999.
You can see the high gloss finish on the top
This guitar has a great project and volume for playing through a sound system and jam sessions alike. The sound is bright with great note separation for lead picking and rhythm
Playing this guitar you will not be drowned out in a jam session.
|Bill Harrell holding it during the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), conference at Louisville, KY during October 2000|
|The guitar is played by Don Wayne Reno and is on a guitar stand in the background throughout this video. |
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|This guitar has been played on too many recordings, too many TV shows, too many live performances and by too many professional performers to even begin to make a list. However, I will try and get an answer to a specific question regarding a particular performance or performer that this guitar may have been used by or at.|
|This is a good representation of the color of the brazilian rosewood. It is a beautiful brown. You won't find any better looking wood or color. The Brazilian rosewood is entirely straight grained with some beautiful highlights with plenty of book matched saw marks.|
|Original veneer on the headstock|
|The top crack here looks like grain that is darker rather than a crack|
|There is a crack here on the side. It is very difficult to see. The brightness here is glare from the sun.|
|As you can see the back is in perfect shape|
|Flawless work was performed when the new neck was installed.|
|This is original finish on the back and sides|
|Two cracks behind the bridge|
|Kluson tuners just like the originals. These are very smooth working tuners.|
|The edge of the hole is rough. The only thing I can think of is that Don Reno must have used banjo picks when he played guitar.|
|Just some beautiful wood|
|You can see the high gloss finish on the top|
|The binding has a few seperations from age.|
|A correct way of repairing cracks.|
|The Serial Number|
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