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Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS (884)

New Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 in stock!

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.

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.

  • Solid VTS Adirondack Spruce Top
  • Solid Madagascar Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Solid Black Ebony Fingerboard
  • Solid Black Ebony Bridge
  • Mahogany Block/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • 1 3/4" Nut Width
  • 2 1/4" Width at 12th Fret
  • 2 5/16" Bridge String Spacing
  • Style 28 Rosette
  • Standard "X" Scalloped (Authentic Style) Circa 1937 - Forward Shifted Bracing
  • Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16" Braces
  • Diamonds and Squares - Long Pattern 1937 Fingerboard Inlays
  • 28 Style Zig-Zag (Authentic) Back Purfling
  • Polished Gloss w/ VTS Top
  • Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner Neck Finish
  • Grained Ivoroid in a Narrow 1937 Shape Endpiece
  • Black/White Boltaron Endpiece Inlay
  • Grained Ivoroid Binding
  • Grained Ivorid Heelcap
  • Authentic Style Belly w/ Long Saddle Bridge
  • Bold Herringbone Top Inlay
  • 16" Radius/Long Bone Saddle
  • Black/White Boltaron Back Inlay
  • Waverly Nickel w/ Butterbean Knobs Tuning Machines
  • Solid Genuine Mahogany Neck
  • Authentic 1937 Barrel and Heel Neck Shape
  • Ivory Colored Poly w/ Black Dots Bridge and End Pins
  • Bone Nut
  • Solid/Diamond/1937 Taper Headstock
  • Delmar Tortoise Color Pickguard
  • Solid Madagascar Headplate
  • 545V Harptone Case