Based upon a pristine 1921 000-28K from the Martin Museum collection, this slotted head 12-fret is a completely faithful recreation of the original, featuring flamed Hawaiian koa top, back and sides, hide glue construction and a hand shaped neck without a truss rod. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the bracing.
The new 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’s 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
Other specifications of the Martin 000-28K Authentic 1921 VTS include:
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Body Size: 000-12 Fret Top: Solid Highly Figured Koa Rosette: Style 28 (Authentic 1921) Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1921 Top Braces: VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce 1/4'' Back Material: Solid Highly Figured Koa Back Purfling: 28 Style Zig Zag (Authentic) Side Material: Solid Highly Figured Koa Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid in a Narrow 1921 Shape Endpiece Inlay: Black/Maple/Black Fiber Binding: Grained Ivoroid Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone (Authentic Style) Side Inlay: none Back Inlay: Black/Maple/Black Fiber Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany Neck Shape: Authentic 1921 Barrel & Heel - No Truss Rod Nut Material: Bone Headstock: Slotted/Square Slots/Diamond/1921 Taper Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony Scale Length: 25.4'' Number of Frets Clear: 12 Number of Frets Total: 20 Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-7/8'' Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-5/16'' Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares - Short Pattern Golden Era Fingerboard Binding: none Finish Back & Sides: Vintage Gloss Finish Top: Vintage Gloss Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony Bridge Style: Authentic Style Pyramid w/Long Saddle Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/8'' Saddle: 16'' Radius/Long Bone Tuning Machines: Stew Mac Golden Age Bright Nickel 2515 Side Mounts w/Ivoroid Knobs Recommended Strings: Martin M535 Phosphor Bronze (Custom Light) Bridge & End Pins: Ivory Colored Poly w/Tortoise Colored Dots Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color Case: 535V Harptone Interior Label: none Electronics: none 1872305
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