Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics 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 1941 D-28 in our museum, this guitar features Madagascar rosewood back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, and authentic 1941 D-28 appointments, right down to the neck barrel, heel, diamond, head taper, and slots. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the top and braces.

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 D-28 Authentic 1941 VTS include:

Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 28
Top Bracing Pattern: VTS Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1941 - Rear Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Back Purfling: Zig-Zag (Authentic)
Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid in a Narrow 1941 Shape
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Bold Herringbone
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1941 Barrel & Heel
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Diamond/1941 Taper
Headplate: Solild Madagascar Rosewood
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares - Long Pattern golden Era - Circa 1941
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 Belly - Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16" Radius/Long Bone
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel 1129 w/Oval Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: Ivory Colored Poly w/ Black Dots
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
Case: 545V Harptone
Interior Label: none
Electronics: none

For more information about the Martin D28 Authentic 1941 VTS, please call the shop.

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