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 #1879725
For more information about the Martin D28 Authentic 1941 VTS, please call the shop.