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Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS w/ Hard Case

  • Brand: Martin More Martin
  • Perhaps the most revered vintage D-28s are the ones created in 1937 with forward shifted hand-scalloped X-bracing, Adirondack red spruce soundboard and a 1 3/4" neck width.
  • Authentic
  • 729789483292
  • D28AUTHENTIC1937VTS
$6,899.00
Article number: Authentic
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Perhaps the most revered vintage D-28s are the ones created in 1937 with forward shifted hand-scalloped X-bracing, Adirondack red spruce soundboard and a 1 3/4" neck width. This addition to the Authentic series is a recreation of the original 1937 model offered with Madagascar rosewood back and sides. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the top and braces.

The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

 

Model:

D-28 Authentic 1937

 

Construction:

Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction

 

Body Size:

D-14 Fret

 

Top Material:

Adirondack Spruce with VTS

 

Top Detail:

N/A

 

Rosette:

Style 28 Multi-Stripe

 

Bracing Pattern:

Authentic 1937 Forward Shifted X Brace

 

Brace Shape:

Scalloped

 

Brace Material:

Adirondack Spruce with VTS

 

Brace Size:

5/16"

 

Back Material:

Madagascar Rosewood

 

Back Detail:

N/A

 

Back Purfling/Strip:

Zig-Zag Authentic

 

Side Material:

Madagascar Rosewood

 

Side Detail:

N/A

 

Endpiece:

Grained Ivoroid

 

Endpiece Inlay:

Multi-Stripe

 

Binding:

Grained Ivoroid

 

Top Inlay Material:

Bold Herringbone

 

Side Inlay Material:

N/A

 

Back Inlay Material:

Multi-Stripe

 

Neck Material:

Genuine Mahogany

 

Neck Shape:

Authentic 1937

 

Neck Taper:

Standard Taper

 

Plek:

No

 

Nut Material:

Bone

 

Headstock Shape:

Solid with 1937 Taper and Diamond

 

Headplate Material:

Madagascar Rosewood

 

Headplate Detail:

N/A

 

Headplate Logo Style:

Script Golden Era Overlay

 

Headplate Binding Material:

N/A

 

Heelcap:

Grained Ivoroid

 

Fingerboard Material:

Ebony

 

Scale Length:

25.4"

 

Neck Joins Body At:

14th Fret

 

Number of Frets Total:

20

 

Fingerboard Width at Nut:

1 3/4''

 

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:

2 1/4''

 

Fingerboard Inlay Material:

Abalone

 

Fingerboard Inlay Style:

Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern

 

Fingerboard Binding Material:

N/A

 

Side Dots:

Grained Ivoroid

 

Back and Side Finish:

Vintage Gloss

 

Back and Sides Color:

N/A

 

Finish Top:

Vintage Gloss

 

Top Color:

Clear

 

Finish Neck:

Vintage Gloss

 

Neck Color:

Dark Mahogany

 

Bridge Material:

Ebony

 

Bridge Style:

Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle

 

Bridge String Spacing:

2 5/16''

 

Saddle:

Bone

 

Saddle Radius:

16"

 

Tuning Machines:

Nickel Open Gear

 

Recommended Strings:

SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP7200)

 

Knob:

Butterbean

 

Bridge Pin Material:

Faux Ivory

 

Bridge Pin Dots:

Black Plastic

 

Pickguard:

Faux Tortoise

 

Pickguard Inlay:

N/A

 

Case:

Ply Hardshell

 

Label:

N/A

 

Electronics:

Not Available

 

Left Handed Availability:

Yes

 

 

 

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