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Martin Custom Expert 000-28 Authentic 1937 Stage 1 Aging

The all-new Custom Shop 000-28 1937 rewards players with the sonic superiority of Martin’s Authentic Series and the everyday practicality of a workhorse guitar. Regarded as the cornerstone of performance, Martin’s highly prized 1937 models set the benchmark for generations of instruments that followed. This guitar sports time-tested features like Authentic bracing, hide glue and cloth strip construction, and an adjustable truss rod which gives enthusiasts the day-in, day-out reliability of an instrument that travels well AND responds to seasonal adjustments as it matures. With the all-new Custom Shop 000-28 1937 the stars have aligned again.

Visually, this Model takes advantage of our proprietary Vintage Low Gloss process with a selection of craft-quality finishes. It is available in a natural or vintage Ambertone burst finish AND your preference of our proprietary low-gloss or the new Stage 1 lightly aged finish. Lacking the heavy wear and tear of an instrument that’s seen considerable use, the Stage 1 finish with light cracking and crazing is inspired by those rare vintage instruments that were simply kept in the case and tucked away for decades. Our Stage 1 finish bears the marks of time but not the battle scars common on many vintage re-creations.

Top Material: Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 28 Multi-Stripe
Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1937 Forward Shifted X Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag Authentic
Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Endpiece: Antique White
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Binding: Antique White
Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1937
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Plek: Yes
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with 1937 Taper and Diamond
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay
Heelcap: Antique White
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 24.9"
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: Diamond & Square Long
Side Dots: Antique White
Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Finish Top: Vintage Low Gloss - Aged
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany with Aging Toner
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16''
Saddle: Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Aged Waverly Nickel Open Back
Knob: Butterbean
Bridge Pin Material: Bone
Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
Case: Ply Hardshell
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