Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Stage 1 Aging
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.
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 ELECTRONICS: None 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 SADDLE: Bone 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 KNOB: Butterbean HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Golden Era Overlay NUT MATERIAL: Bone HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: None