2018 Martin 1937 D-28 Authentic!

Truly a great-sounding recent model Martin 1937 D-28 Authentic with Madagascar Rosewood back/sides. Great volume and plays wonderfully well. Holds up well against the best dreads out there. These are $7499 now and that is not with Madagascar! These are now coming with Guatemalan (or Indian rosewood), so here is a great opportunity to get a huge-sounding example with Madagascar rosewood. The guitar is in very good condition overall with a few small dings and one scrape that was touched up as shown. The guitar comes with the original hardshell case with scuffs as shown. 

Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS Acoustic Guitar:

  • Woods aged to perfection with Martin's VTS
  • Historically accurate re-creation
  • Big sound, full bass
  • Quality tonewoods used throughout

Woods aged to perfection with Martin's VTS

Tone connoisseurs are always in search of the perfect guitar tone, and in the acoustic world one of the most-loved tones is that of a vintage Martin. We're talking guitar that have aged well over 50 years. Martin Guitars recently perfected a unique way of torrefying the top woods and braces of their guitars to achieve the sound of an aged and broken-in Martin. The Vintage Tone System (VTS) lets Martin age the woods to a specific age/time period without the typical change in color of the wood from the torrefaction process. A special Vintage Gloss Finish is the hand applied to give the guitar the coloring of a vintage instrument. Martin's VTS series guitars not only look like vintage guitars, they also have that sought-after sound.

Historically accurate re-creation

Martin started designing the D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS acoustic guitar by taking a 1937 D-28 from their museum to the Smithsonian Institute so they could perform a CAT scan to examine and catalog every detail of this amazing instrument. From the premium tonewoods to the spot-on detailing to the historically accurate bracing and hide-glue construction, the Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS is as perfect as it gets.

Big sound, full bass

The Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS offers the deep bass response that's made Martin dreadnoughts so popular. Yet it also has a high-end presence that sings out even in heavy instrumentation. Martin's D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS is both loud and subtle, and has a quick response. The powerful voice and full sound of the D-28 has made it a staple in the Bluegrass world.

Quality tonewoods used throughout

A quality acoustic guitar is all about the wood, and the Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS delivers no-compromise quality. The top is of solid Adirondack spruce. Similar to high-elevation European alpine spruce, this wood was abundant in the 1930s and used on Martin guitars of that era. Its extraordinary tone, prized for its projection and tonal clarity, contributes significantly to the D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS's sound. It's back and sides are made of solid Madagascar rosewood, a classic Martin material. The Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS back is further reinforced with periodic-authentic Adirondack braces. A solid mahogany neck with solid black ebony fingerboard gives the Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS awesome playing ease to match its awesome sound!

Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Based on an original 1937 D-28 from Martin's museum
  • Vintage Tone System (VTS) ages the woods to a specific age/time period
  • "28" Authentic style appointments for a period-correct look
  • Solid Adirondack spruce top for amazing projection and great note definition
  • Solid Madagascar rosewood back and sides for a well-balanced tonal range
  • Focused low frequency response that sounds tight, never boomy
  • Authentic 1937 VTS neck barrel and heel
  • Aging toner on neck and body add to the vintage character
  • Hardshell case included

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    Kansas City Vintage Guitars

    Kansas City Vintage Guitars

    2018 (1937 reissue)
    17 Years
    Kansas City Vintage Guitars
    Andrew V.
    Kansas City, MO
    8:26 AM
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    I accept PayPal, Credit Card, bank wire transfer, bank checks, money orders, personal checks (must wait to clear). 20% down payment holds an instrument for 30 days. Missouri Residents must pay 5.875% sales tax.

    I usually ship via Fedex which runs $59-$89 per guitar including insurance within the lower 48 states. I ship worldwide via USPS Express, contact me for exact shipping price. Europe is usually around $150. Australia $215... I ship to almost every country in the WORLD!

    48 hour inspection period, buyer pays shipping both ways and must be returned in the same condition as sent, no exceptions. 3% restocking fee to cover costs.