Here to remind you why you fell in love with Martin Guitars in the first place, their Authentics Series models, like this D-28 Authentic 1931 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 their 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. Martin' new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the top and braces.
The Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The 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' craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.
Includes hardshell case.
Body type: D-12 Fret
Top wood: VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce
Back & sides: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Bracing pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1931
Body finish: Vintage Gloss
Orientation: Rightt handed
Neck shape: Authentic 1931 Barrel & Heel
Nut width: 48mm
Fingerboard: Solid Black Ebony
Neck wood: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Scale length: 25.4"
Number of frets: 19
Neck finish: Vintage Gloss
Headstock overlay: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Tuning machines: Waverly Nickel 4063 w/Butterbean Knobs & Nickel Bushings
Bridge: Solid Black Ebony
Saddle & nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Body finish
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
If you love the look and feel of an authentic Martin, this is a wise investment. Get yours today!
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and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a
complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
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I waited a lifetime to afford the Martin of my desires. This D-28 Authentic 1931 has exceeded all my desires of what I had hoped I could ever wish for. I opened the case and couldn't touch it for half an hour. It was if I had opened the vaults of the holy grail. Think I am BS' ing you, order one and you will see what i am talking about. I was a master cabinetmaker and woodworker in my working life, and the artistry and mastership of craft that went into this instrument is far more superior than anything I have ever attempted, or aspired to..
Martin creates the finest handcrafted instruments in the world. Why would I ever want anything else, other than another Martin!
Martin D-28 Authentic Series 1931 with VTS Acoustic Guitar Natural