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D-28 Authentic 1931

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Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1931 D-28 in our museum, this guitar features Madagascar rosewood back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, and authentic 1931 D-28 appointments, right down to the neck barrel and heel.

List Price: $8,999.00
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Model:
D-28 Authentic 1931
Construction:
Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size:
D-12 Fret
Top:
Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette:
Style 28 (Authentic 1931)
Top Bracing Pattern:
Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1931
Top Braces:
Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material:
Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Back Purfling:
Zig-Zag (Authentic)
Side Material:
Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Endpiece:
Grained Ivoroid (Narrow 1931 Shape)
Endpiece Inlay:
Black/White Boltaron
Binding:
Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style:
Fine Herringbone
Side Inlay:
none
Back Inlay:
Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material:
Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape:
Authentic 1931 Barrel & Heel
Nut Material:
Bone
Headstock:
Slotted/Square Slots/1931 Diamond/1931 Taper
Headplate:
Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Heelcap:
Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material:
Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length:
25.4''
Number of Frets Clear:
12
Number of Frets Total:
19
Fingerboard Width at Nut:
1-7/8''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:
2-1/4''
Fingerboard Position Inlays:
Diamonds & Squares - Short Pattern Golden Era
Fingerboard Binding:
none
Finish Back & Sides:
Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Finish Top:
Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Finish Neck:
Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Bridge Material:
Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style:
1930s Style Belly w/ Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing:
2-3/8''
Saddle:
16" Radius/Long Bone
Tuning Machines:
Waverly Nickel 4063 w/Butterbean Knobs & Nickel Bushings
Recommended Strings:
Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins:
Ivory Colored Poly w/ Black Dots
Pickguard:
Delmar Tortoise Color
Case:
540V Harptone
Interior Label:
none
Electronics:
none
Other Options:
Available left-handed at no additional charge
Other Comments:
All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice.
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