Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Dreadnought with Vintage Tone System


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Martin's D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged is an authentically-aged pre-war dreadnought with numerous top-of-the-line appointments that make it one of the finest-sounding Martin guitars ever made. This D-28, one of fifty, boasts Martin's excellent Vintage Tone System (VTS), which ages the guitar's wood to make it sound like a fully broken-in vintage guitar. This allows the Adirondack Spruce top to truly shine, while the Madagascar Rosewood back/sides provide a solid tonal foundation, while exhibiting striking figuring. Plus, its hide glue construction and hand-scalloped X bracing further contribute to this D-28's stellar sound. This D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged is a truly unique instrument with a hand-distressed, relic'd look to match its classic sound. If you’re looking for a guitar that exudes 1930s tone and feel with uncompromising playability, then this Martin is the absolute pinnacle.


Body Size: D-14 Fret
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Back & Side Finish: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1937 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: Madagascar Rosewood
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Side Material: Madagascar Rosewood
Top Color: Modified Vintage Toner
Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged
Binding: Antique White
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16''
Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone
Bridge Material: Ebony
Top Detail: Aged
Bridge Pin Material: Faux Ivory - Aged
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise- Aged
Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
Pickguard Inlay: None
Saddle: Bone
Rosette: Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius: 16"
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Back & Sides Color: None
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Detail: Aged
Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag Authentic
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: Antique White
Side Detail: Aged
Endpiece: Antique White
Side Inlay Material: None
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss - Aged
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
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Solid with 1937 Taper and Diamond
Tuning Machines: Aged Waverly Nickel Open Back
Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood
Knob: Butterbean
Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay
Nut Material: Bone
Case: Ply Hardshell

Why We Love Martin

Every Martin Guitar is a piece of music history. Inventors of the dreadnought guitar style, the Martin Guitar Company has built a legacy developing the world’s most coveted acoustic instruments for over 180 years. When you buy a Martin, you are buying an heirloom. That’s why we at Cream City Music love this iconic brand.