1995 Darrell Hamm built D28 with all pre-war specs, new growth Brazillian RW back and sides, Engleman spruce top, ebony fretboard and bridge. The back and sides have been confirmed by 2 qualified luthiers as BRZ, slab sawn I assume. The original owner had it commissioned by Darrell who is not well known, has a shop in Northern Virginia, he continues to make guitars, can be contacted, this one is stamped 1995 and #30 inside soundhole. It has a truss rod, tuners are Martin factory enclosed with pearl buttons, pickguard is plastic tortise and not real attractive, peghead is BRZ overlay with no emblem or makers mark, neck is one piece mahogany, 1 3/4 nut, no volute, herringbone with ivroyd binding. A picture of it is in my images, has a armrest, but pictures won't tell you much, it looks like a very light faced HD28. (in avatar at left)
Condition is very good, would be excellent but for the presence of 3-4 pick scratches on the top bass side above the soundhole and one noticable ding about 1/4 inch round on top. No cracks or repairs. The build quality is excellent but Darrell does not use (or didn't at that time) wood filler prior to finish so there is more grain showing than you will see on a Martin, not sure if this is a drawback but noticable.
The sound is quite impressive, played A/B with a D18GE, it's similar in volume and big, wide open, deep voice but what I'd describe as a little sweeter quality. Playability is excellent, no significant fret wear. Standard Gieb style case.
Obviously the fact that the maker is not know is the major problem in giving it a value, so, please chime in with your thoughts, thanks, Kerry