D-28 Authentic 1937
D-28 Authentic 1937
Perhaps the most revered vintage D-28s are the ones created in 1937 with forward-shifted hand-scalloped X-bracing, an Adirondack spruce top, and a 1 3/4" neck width. This model is an updated version made with Guatemalan rosewood back and sides, and it includes some subtle spec refinements to make it even more faithful to the original. One of the major updates is a more accurate body profile based on dreadnoughts from the 1930s and 40s. Martin’s VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS) is employed to age the top and braces, which captures the tone from the 1930s era. Martin’s craftspeople can recreate the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar and reproduce the particular tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.
Select Preferred Hand: Left
Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Guitar Strings Phosphor Bronze - Medium
Body Size: Authentic D-14 Fret
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss
Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
Scale Length: 25.4"
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Neck Shape: Authentic 1937
Back Material: Guatemalan Rosewood
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Side Material: Guatemalan Rosewood
Top Color: Clear
Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16''
Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone
Bridge Material: Ebony
Top Detail: None
Bridge Pin Material: Faux Ivory
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
Pickguard Inlay: None
Saddle Radius: 16"
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Back and Sides Color: None
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Detail: None
Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag Authentic
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Side Detail: None
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Side Inlay Material: None
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4''
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Style: 1937 Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Solid with 1937 Taper and Diamond
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel Open Back
Headplate Material: Guatemalan Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay
Nut Material: Bone
Headplate Binding Material: None
Headplate Detail: None
Case: Ply Hardshell
Left Handed Availability: true
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Martin Guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty is valid only for the original owner of the instrument purchased from the authorized Martin Guitar dealer located within the United States or Canada, to which the instrument was originally shipped. The instrument must be registered for warranty online at martinguitar.com.
The warranty is not transferrable to another owner. Instruments purchased outside of the US or Canada are eligible for coverage provided by the authorized Martin Guitar distributor in the country where it was purchased. The dealer where you purchased your instrument will provide warranty details.