MARTIN D 28 AUTHENTIC 1937 2015 V.T.S.

The Basics

Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way – with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1931 D-28 in our museum, this guitar features Madagascar rosewood back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, and authentic 1931 D-28 appointments, right down to the neck barrel and heel.

Guitar Vintage Tone System

The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. 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 craftswomen to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

Further, Martin Guitar’s Research and Development (R&D) team rediscovered a process used by our craftsmen and craftswomen in the early 1900s to final dress the lacquer on our instruments by hand. The end result is a warm glow appearance that is as enticing to the eye as it is to the touch. The Vintage Gloss finish leaves the guitar with a satin appearance, far from the appearance of a satin spray.


SPECIFICATIONS

 

Model:D-28 Authentic 1937


Construction:Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint – Hide Glue Construction


Body Size:D-14 Fret


Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce


Rosette:Style 28 (Authentic 1937)


Top Bracing Pattern:Standard ”X” Scalloped (Authentic Style) – Circa 1937


Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16” with V.T.S.


Back Material:Solid Madagascar Rosewood


Back Purfling:Zig-Zag (Authentic)


Side Material:Solid Madagascar Rosewood


Endpiece:Grained Ivoroid


Endpiece Inlay:Multistripe


Binding:Grained Ivoroid


Top Inlay Style:Fine Herringbone


Side Inlay:none


Back Inlay:Black/White Boltaron


Neck Material:Solid Genuine Mahogany


Neck Shape:Authentic 1937 Barrel & Heel


Nut Material:Bone


Headstock:Slotted/Square Slots/1937 Diamond/1937 Taper


Headplate:Solid Madagascar Rosewood


Heelcap:Grained Ivoroid


Fingerboard Material:Solid Black Ebony


Scale Length:25.4”


Number of Frets Clear:14


Number of Frets Total:20


Fingerboard Width at Nut:1-3/4”


Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:2-1/4”


Fingerboard Position Inlays:Diamonds & Squares – Long Pattern


Fingerboard Binding:none


Finish Back & Sides:Vintage Gloss


Finish Top:Vintage Gloss


Finish Neck:Vintage Gloss


Bridge Material:Solid Black Ebony


Bridge Style:1930s Style Belly w/ Long Saddle


Bridge String Spacing:2-3/8”


Saddle:16″ Radius/Long Bone


Tuning Machines:Waverly Nickel 4063 w/Butterbean Knobs & Nickel Bushings


Recommended Strings:Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)


Bridge & End Pins:Ivory Colored Poly w/ Black Dots


Pickguard:Delmar Tortoise Color


Case:540V Harptone


Interior Label:none


Electronics:none


Other Options:Available left-handed at no additional charge


Other Comments:All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice.