A Martin D-28 fitted with... what!?

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  1. simoncroft

    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    I was looking at the Norman's Rare Guitars web site, when I came across this: https://www.normansrareguitars.com/martin-d-28-with-bigsby-headstock.html

    As described, it's a Martin D-28 with a Bigsby headstock. Not being inclined to splash almost $3,000, I don't have the heart to place the "WTF?" call to Norman, so I'll probably never know the how or why's of this one.

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  2. Chipss36

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    So many levels of wrong here!
     
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    I'm almost certain Martin would never have released such an instrument, which leaves us with someone 'improving' a D-28 after the event. o_O
     
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    I have to admit that’s really weird!
     
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    now it looks like a fender concord.
     
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    No no no. All wrong.
     
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    It certainly is rare...
     
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    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. :confused:
     
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    This is indeed a real Martin, as it left the factory. They came out w them a few years ago. I believe in 2017-18, or thereabouts.
     
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    Be a man and swallow it. Might toughen it up when a new guy re-routes grandpa's old guitar for a EVH humbucker, then finds a new pickguard won't fit a '57 Strat.:D
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I did, and washed it down with some tequila.
     
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    O.K., a man with BALLS!
     
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    Ye gods! That's just wrong.
     
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