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.
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!