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D-28 Authentic 1937

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D-28 Authentic 1937

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$8,599.00

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.

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

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$8,599.00

D-28 Authentic 1937
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Used by Martin Ambassadors:

Craig Ross - Lead Guitarist for Lenny Kravitz

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 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

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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