Here to remind you why you fell in love with Martin 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 1931 D-28 in Martin's museum, this guitar features Madagascar rosewood back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, and authentic 1931 D-28 appointments, right down to the neck barrel and heel. 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.
Martin D28 1931 Authentic 12-Fret Adirondack Spruce, Madagascar Rosewood
TOP WOOD Adirondack Spruce with VTS BACK & SIDES Madagascar Rosewood BODY SIZE D-12 Fret ROSETTE Mulit-Stripe BRACING Scalloped Authentic 1931 X Brace BACK PURFLING Zig-Zag Authentic BINDING Grained Ivoroid TOP INLAY Fine Herringbone NECK WOOD Genuine Mahogany NECK SHAPE Authentic 1931 NUT MATERIAL Bone HEADSTOCK SHAPE Slotted with 1931 Taper and Diamond FRETS 19 SCALE 25.4" FRETBOARD