Martin Custom Shop D-28 1937 Vintage Low Gloss Stage 1 Aging Natural
The all-new Custom Shop D-28 1937 rewards players with the sonic superiority of Martin’s Authentic Series and the everyday practicality of a workhorse guitar. Regarded as the cornerstone of performance, Martin’s highly prized 1937 models set the benchmark for generations of instruments that followed. This guitar sports time-tested features like Authentic bracing, hide glue and cloth strip construction, and an adjustable truss rod which gives enthusiasts the day-in, day-out reliability of an instrument that travels well AND responds to seasonal adjustments as it matures. With the all-new Custom Shop D-28 1937 the stars have aligned again.
Visually, this Model takes advantage of our proprietary Vintage Low Gloss process with a selection of craft-quality finishes. It is available in a natural or vintage Ambertone burst finish AND your preference of our proprietary low-gloss or the new Stage 1 lightly aged finish. Lacking the heavy wear and tear of an instrument that’s seen considerable use, the Stage 1 finish with light cracking and crazing is inspired by those rare vintage instruments that were simply kept in the case and tucked away for decades. Our Stage 1 finish bears the marks of time but not the battle scars common on many vintage re-creations.
Select Finish Option: NATURAL
Select Aging Option: STAGE 1 AGING
SPECIFICATIONS - OVERVIEW
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
FINISH TOP: Vintage Gloss
BACK AND 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
NECK SHAPE: Authentic 1937
BACK MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood
NECK TAPER: Standard Taper
SIDE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood
STRINGS: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan Medium - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA550T
SPECIFICATIONS - TOP
TOP COLOR: None
BRIDGE STYLE: 1930 Style Belly - Glue in Long Saddle
BINDING: Antique White
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/16''
TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Bold Herringbone
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony
TOP DETAIL: None
BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Bone
PICKGUARD: Tortoise Pattern
BRIDGE PIN DOTS: Black Plastic
PICKGUARD INLAY: None
ROSETTE: Style 28 Multi-Stripe
SADDLE RADIUS: 16"
SPECIFICATIONS - BODY
BRACE MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce
BACK AND SIDES COLOR: None
BRACE SIZE: 5/16"
BACK DETAIL: None
BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Zig-Zag Authentic
BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
HEELCAP: Antique White
SIDE DETAIL: None
ENDPIECE: Antique White
SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: None
ENDPIECE INLAY: Multi-Stripe
SPECIFICATIONS - NECK
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: Diamond & Square Long
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Abalone
NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: None
SIDE DOTS: Antique White
SPECIFICATIONS - HEADSTOCK
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with 1937 Taper and Diamond
TUNING MACHINES: Waverly Nickel Open Back
HEADPLATE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood
HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Golden Era Overlay
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: None
SPECIFICATIONS - MISC
CASE: Ply Hardshell