Martin Left Handed D-28 Authentic 1937 Acoustic Guitar

C.F. Martin Guitars

Vintage Styling and Attention to Detail Make This Martin D-28 Replica Play and Sound Like the Real Deal!

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 left handed Martin D-28 Authentic 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 lefty Martin Authentic D-28 were 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. Featuring classic dovetail neck construction with a genuine Mahogany neck, authentic 1937 neck shape and standard neck taper, the left handed D-28 Authentic 1939 faithfully reproduces the look and feel of a legendary Depression Era 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 lefty Martin Authentic D-28 true to Martin’s long heritage of quality craftsmanship and ingenuity.


  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
  • Back & Side Finish: Vintage Gloss
  • 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 Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA540T 
  • Top Color: Clear
  • Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16''
  • Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Bridge Pin Material: Faux Ivory
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • 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 Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag Authentic
  • Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Heel Cap: Grained Ivoroid
  • Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
  • Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
  • 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
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: None
  • Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with 1937 Taper and Diamond
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
  • 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 Martin Craftsmanship Give This Classic D-28 Replica Authentic Tone and Feel!

The left handed Martin D-28 Authentic 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, resulting in an instrument so authentic that it will transport you all the way back to the 1930s. 

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