Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Acoustic Guitar

C.F. Martin Guitars

Martin D-28 Replica With Aged Wood to Sound and Play Like a Vintage Depression Era Instrument

Martin Authentic Series guitars are modeled after immaculate examples of vintage Martin guitars kept in the Martin Museum. Meticulously reproduced vintage Martin Authentic Series instruments all feature historically accurate appointments and craftsmanship that remain true to the origins of these much sought-after instruments.

The Martin D-28 Authentic Aged 1937 acoustic guitar represents an iconic piece of Martin guitar history, with a focused tone that suits a wide variety of musical styles and instrumental pairings. Featuring a solid Adirondack Spruce top with solid Madagascar Rosewood back and sides, the Martin D-28 Authentic 1939 delivers amazing projection and great note definition with a well-balanced tonal range and a focused bass response that is tight and never boomy. 

The tonewoods in this Martin Authentic D-28 Aged 1937 were first authentically aged to sound like they have been played on for 80 years, and then treated with Martin’s Vintage Tone System (VTS) which ages the timbers to a specific time period, in this case the Depression Era, when so many of Martin’s most sought after instruments were originally manufactured. Martin has also distressed this Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 inside and out, resulting in a period correct tactile, visual and auditory replica of a vintage 1930‘s D-28. 

Other period-correct appointments that adorn this historically accurate replica include a bold Herringbone inlay, 1937 Forward-Shifted X-Bracing, authentic 1937 neck shape with standard taper, Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and 1937 diamond and square pattern abalone inlays, bone nut and saddle, authentic zig-zag purfling and period correct hide glue construction making this Martin Authentic D-28 true to Martin’s long heritage of quality craftsmanship and ingenuity.


  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Vintage Gloss - Aged
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
  • Back & Side Finish: Vintage Gloss - Aged
  • Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1937 Forward-Shifted X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4''
  • Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Neck Shape: Authentic 1937
  • Back Material: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Neck Taper: Standard Taper
  • Side Material: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Electronics: Not Available
  • Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Medium - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA550T 
  • Top Color: Modified Vintage Toner
  • Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16''
  • Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Top Detail: Aged
  • Bridge Pin Material: Faux Ivory - Aged
  • Pickguard: Faux Tortoise- Aged
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16"
  • Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Back & Sides Color: None
  • Brace Size: 5/16"
  • Back Detail: Aged
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag Authentic
  • Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Heel Cap: Antique White
  • Side Detail: Aged
  • Endpiece: Antique White
  • Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss - Aged
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4''
  • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: 1937 Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern
  • Number of Frets Total: 20, Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with 1937 Taper and Diamond
  • Tuning Machines: Aged Waverly Nickel Open Back
  • Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Knob: Butterbean
  • Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Case: Ply Hardshell
  • Left Handed Availability: Yes
  • Label: None
  • Pleked: No

Vintage Appointments and Classic Craftsmanship Give This Classic D-28 Replica Authentic Tone and Feel

The Martin D-28 Authentic Aged 1937 acoustic guitar features is a meticulously crafted replica of a vintage Depression Era D-28 dreadnought. Featuring such period correct appointments as hide glue construction, bold Herringbone inlay, 1937 Forward-Shifted X-Bracing, authentic 1937 neck shape with standard taper, 1937 diamond and square pattern abalone inlays, bone nut and saddle, and authentic zig-zag purfling, the Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 faithfully captures the look, sound and spirit of a true American original!

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