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Martin D-28 Authentic 1941




New for 2013, Martin Guitars has gone into the vault and with the help of the Smithsonian Institute’s highly advanced CAT scan machines they have recreated vintage Martins from 1931, 1933, 1939 and 1941.

The high resolution images provided allowed Martin’s design team to see the past in incredible detail and recreate numerous hidden features and subtle nuances from Martin’s “golden era.”

All the details have been taken into consideration from minute differences in bridge plate thicknesses to unique bracing pattern subtleties and the delicate hide glued cloth side reinforcement strips. The handwork, finesse and incredible attention to detail required for these instruments has helped to create the most authentic “New Old” Martins ever!

This beautiful Martin D-28 Authentic 1941 is based on a D-28 from the Martin Museum and features Madagascar rosewood sides and back, Adirondack spruce top and all the 1941 D-28 appointments including the neck barrel, heel, diamond, head taper and slots!

Martin D-28 Authentic 1941:

Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint – Hide Glue Construction

Body Size: D-14 Fret

Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce

Rosette: Style 28

Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ”X” Scalloped (Authentic Style) – Circa 1941 – Rear Shifted

Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16”

Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood

Back Purfling: Zig-Zag (Authentic)

Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood

Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid in a Narrow 1941 Shape

Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron

Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Top Inlay Style: Bold Herringbone

Side Inlay: none

Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron

Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany

Neck Shape: Authentic 1941 Barrel & Heel

Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory

Headstock: Solid/Diamond/1941 Taper

Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood

Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid

Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony

Scale Length: 25.4”

Number of Frets Clear: 14

Number of Frets Total: 20

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16”

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8”

Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares – Long Pattern golden Era – Circa 1941

Fingerboard Binding: none

Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner

Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner

Finish Neck: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner

Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony

Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly – Long Saddle

Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8”

Saddle: 16” Radius/Fossilized Ivory

Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel 1129 w/Oval Knobs

Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)

Bridge & End Pins: Alternative Ivory w/Black Dots

Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color

Case: 545V Harptone

Interior Label: none



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