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
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 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
HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Golden Era Overlay
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
CASE: Ply Hardshell