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D-28 Authentic 1931

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$8,999.00

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. 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.

Learn more about Martin’s Vintage Tone System (VTS) at www.martinguitar.com/VTS.

 

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$8,999.00

D-28 Authentic 1931
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Model:

D-28 Authentic 1931

Construction:

Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction

Body Size:

D-12 Fret

Top Material:

Adirondack Spruce with VTS

Top Detail:

None

Rosette:

Multi-Stripe

Bracing Pattern:

Authentic 1931 X Brace

Brace Shape:

Scalloped

Brace Material:

Adirondack Spruce with VTS

Brace Size:

5/16"

Back Material:

Madagascar Rosewood

Back Detail:

None

Back Purfling/Strip:

Zig-Zag Authentic

Side Material:

Madagascar Rosewood

Side Detail:

None

Endpiece:

Grained Ivoroid

Endpiece Inlay:

Multi-Stripe

Binding:

Grained Ivoroid

Top Inlay Material:

Fine Herringbone

Side Inlay Material:

None

Back Inlay Material:

Multi-Stripe

Neck Material:

Genuine Mahogany

Neck Shape:

Authentic 1931

Neck Taper:

Standard Taper

Plek:

No

Nut Material:

Bone

Headstock Shape:

Slotted with 1931 Taper and Diamond

Headplate Material:

Madagascar Rosewood

Headplate Detail:

N/A

Headplate Logo Style:

Stamped on Back of Headstock

Headplate Binding Material:

None

Heelcap:

Grained Ivoroid

Fingerboard Material:

Ebony

Scale Length:

25.4"

Neck Joins Body At:

12th Fret

Number of Frets Total:

19

Fingerboard Width at Nut:

1 7/8''

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:

2 1/4''

Fingerboard Inlay Material:

Abalone

Fingerboard Inlay Style:

1931 Golden Era Style Diamonds and Squares Short Pattern

Fingerboard Binding Material:

None

Side Dots:

Grained Ivoroid

Back and Side Finish:

Vintage Gloss

Back and Sides Color:

None

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 3/8''

Saddle:

Bone

Saddle Radius:

16"

Tuning Machines:

Nickel Side Mount

Knob:

Butterbean

Bridge Pin Material:

Faux Ivory

Bridge Pin Dots:

Black Plastic

Pickguard:

Faux Tortoise

Pickguard Inlay:

None

Case:

Ply Hardshell

Label:

None

Electronics:

Not Available

Left Handed Availability:

Yes

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