Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS Guatemalan Rosewood (353)
Perhaps the most revered vintage D-28s are the ones created in 1937 with forward-shifted hand-scalloped X-bracing, an Adirondack spruce top, and a 1 3/4" neck width. This model is an updated version made with Guatemalan rosewood back and sides, and it includes some subtle spec refinements to make it even more faithful to the original. One of the major updates is a more accurate body profile based on dreadnoughts from the 1930s and 40s. Martin’s VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM (VTS) is employed to age the top and braces, which captures the tone from the 1930s era. Martin’s craftspeople can recreate the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar and reproduce the particular tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.
BODY SIZE:Authentic D-14 Fret FINISH TOP:Vintage Gloss CONSTRUCTION:Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction BACK AND SIDE FINISH:Vintage Gloss BRACING PATTERN:Forward Shifted X Brace SCALE LENGTH:25.4" BRACE SHAPE:Scalloped FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT:1 3/4" TOP MATERIAL:Adirondack Spruce with VTS NECK SHAPE:Authentic 1937 BACK MATERIAL:Guatemalan Rosewood NECK TAPER:Standard Taper SIDE MATERIAL:Guatemalan Rosewood ELECTRONICS:No TOP COLOR:Clear BRIDGE STYLE:Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle BINDING:Grained Ivoroid BRIDGE STRING SPACING:2 5/16" TOP INLAY MATERIAL:Bold Herringbone BRIDGE MATERIAL:Ebony BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL:Faux Ivory PICKGUARD:Tortoise Pattern BRIDGE PIN DOTS:Black Plastic SADDLE:Bone ROSETTE:Multi-Stripe SADDLE RADIUS:16" BRACE MATERIAL:Adirondack Spruce with VTS BRACE SIZE:5/16" BACK PURFLING/STRIP:Zig-Zag Authentic BACK INLAY MATERIAL:Multi-Stripe HEELCAP:Grained Ivoroid ENDPIECE:Grained Ivoroid ENDPIECE INLAY:Multi-Stripe NECK MATERIAL:Genuine Mahogany FINGERBOARD MATERIAL:Ebony FINISH NECK:Vintage Gloss FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET:2 1/4" NECK COLOR:Dark Mahogany FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE:1937 Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL:20 FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL:Abalone NECK JOINS BODY AT:14th Fret SIDE DOTS:Grained Ivoroid HEADSTOCK SHAPE:Solid with 1937 Taper and Diamond TUNING MACHINES:Waverly Nickel Open Back HEADPLATE MATERIAL:Guatemalan Rosewood KNOB:Butterbean HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE:Script Golden Era Overlay NUT MATERIAL:Bone CASE:Ply Hardshell