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Martin Custom Shop Expert D-28 Authentic 1937 Stage 1 Aged Lefty (249)

The future is here—and it’s Authentic. These Martin guitars deliver the most sought-after features from the Authentic Series and answer prayers from the enthusiast community. Regarded as the cornerstone of performance, Martin’s highly prized 1937 models set the benchmark for generations of guitars that followed. They remain sought by collectors and coveted by enthusiasts. This is the era where the stars aligned. 

The all-new 1937 inspired 28-Style Authentic Collection rewards players with the sonic superiority of Martin’s Authentic Series and the everyday practicality of a workhorse guitar. Time-tested features such as Authentic bracing as well as hide glue and cloth strip construction continue the tradition of acoustic excellence—now enhanced with a thinner top for commanding volume and the broadest possible dynamic range in this family of rosewood instruments. An adjustable truss rod gives enthusiasts the day-in, day-out reliability of an instrument that travels well AND responds to seasonal adjustments as it matures.

 

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: 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: Diamond & Square Long
Side Dots: Antique White
Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Top Color: Vintage Toner
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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