With its robust, full-bodied tone and massive projection, the Martin D-28 has become one of the most widely used acoustic guitars of all time, favored by legendary performers like Hank Williams, Johhny Cash, and Neil Young. The all-new D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS pays tribute to Martin's early D-28s, and it's an outstanding acoustic that perfectly captures the look, sound, and feel of a genuine late '30s Martin. If you've been searching for a phenomenal vintage-inspired acoustic, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better guitar than this outstanding Martin.
The D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS features a Guatemalan rosewood body capped with a solid Adirondack spruce top, giving it a rich, complex tone with full lows, smooth mids, and crisp, articulate highs. Its mahogany neck feels incredible, courtesy of its period-correct Authentic 1937 profile and standard taper, and its ebony fingerboard plays with a silky-smooth response. Not only does it sound and play great, but this acoustic is a true stunner - from its Vintage Gloss finish to its abalone inlays, the D-28 Authentic 1937 is an eye-catching guitar that commands attention.
The magic behind this model's sound is in the Vintage Tone System (VTS) that's used to age the top and braces, giving it a rich, authentic tone that makes it sound nearly indistinguishable from an actual '30s D-28. Combined with its hide glue construction, tortoiseshell pickguard, and numerous other historically accurate appointments, this acoustic is the closest thing you can get to a '37 D-28 fresh off the line.
Complete with a hardshell case for safe transport, the D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS is excellent for players and collectors seeking a premium Martin dreadnought dripping with vintage charm.
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