Martin D-28 Authentic 1937

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Martin D-28 Authentic 1937

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Manufacturer's ID: D-28 Authentic 1937

What we say:

‘Dreadnought acoustic guitar’. This model DEFINES that term. The D28 with it’s solid tone wood construction of sitka spruce with rosewood is every bit as classic, iconic and influential as a Gibson Les Paul or Fender Stratocaster. Nearly every major artist who has laid down an acoustic track on a record of played one live has utilised a D28 at one point or another. Aside from that, nearly every other acoustic guitar described as a ‘dreadnought’ has taken liberal inspiration from this seminal masterpiece. The original is still the one to beat: it stands at the top of the vast mountain of guitars that have existed over the years and says 'nice try'.

There really aren't any genres you can't tackle with a D28. It has a sound that's bottom heavy, top heavy and also has a great midrange presence. Strum it, pick a note, tap out some harmonics: however those notes come out of this is how acoustic guitars are meant to sound.

Not only that, the vintage gloss on this guitar is not a standard finish, it's a beautiful satin look that is nothing like a regular modern satin spray. They basically need to be seen and played.


Model  D-28 Authentic 1937
Construction  Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size  D-14 Fret
Top Material  Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Top Detail  None
Rosette  Multi-Stripe
Bracing Pattern  Authentic 1937 Forward Shifted X Brace
Brace Shape  Scalloped
Brace Material  Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Brace Size  5/16"
Back Material  Madagascar Rosewood
Back Detail  None
Back Purfling/Strip  Zig-Zag Authentic
Side Material  Madagascar Rosewood
Side Detail  None
Endpiece  Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece Inlay  Multi-Stripe
Binding  Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Material  Bold Herringbone
Side Inlay Material  None
Back Inlay Material  Multi-Stripe
Neck Material  Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape  Authentic 1937
Neck Taper  Standard Taper
Plek  No
Nut Material  Bone
Headstock Shape  Solid with 1937 Taper and Diamond
Headplate Material  Madagascar Rosewood
Headplate Detail  N/A
Headplate Logo Style  Script Golden Era Overlay
Headplate Binding Material  None
Heelcap  Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material  Ebony
Scale Length  25.4"
Neck Joins Body At  14th Fret
Number of Frets Total  20
Fingerboard Width at Nut  1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret  2 1/4''
Fingerboard Inlay Material  Abalone
Fingerboard Inlay Style  1937 Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern
Fingerboard Binding Material  None
Side Dots  Grained Ivoroid
Back and Side Finish  Vintage Gloss
Back and Sides Color  None
Finish Top  Vintage Gloss
Top Color  Clear
Finish Neck  Vintage Gloss
Neck Color  Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material  Ebony
Bridge Style  Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing  2 5/16''
Saddle  Bone
Saddle Radius  16"
Tuning Machines  Nickel Open Gear
Recommended Strings  SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)
Knob  Butterbean
Bridge Pin Material  Faux Ivory
Bridge Pin Dots  Black Plastic
Pickguard  Faux Tortoise
Pickguard Inlay  None
Case  Ply Hardshell
Label  None