Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 Left-handed - Vintage Gloss

6-string Acoustic Guitar, Left-handed, with Solid Adirondack Spruce Top, Madagascar Rosewood Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Vintage Tone System Aging - Vintage Gloss
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A D-28 Authentic with Vintage Tone!

Get true vintage vibe with the Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS left-handed acoustic guitar. This amazing acoustic is made the old-school way using hide glue, classic building techniques, and period-correct specifications. The D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS has that classic rich tone, thanks to their new VTS aging system, and big projection that's perfect for stage and studio. We've spent a lot of time with acoustic guitars at Sweetwater, and this guitar delivers the iconic Martin sound by the bucket full. Its solid Adirondack spruce top and Madagascar rosewood back and sides provide the foundation for stunning sound, and the Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS left-handed acoustic guitar will only sound better as it ages.

Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS Left-handed Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Woods aged to perfection with Martin's VTS
  • Historically accurate re-creation
  • Big sound, full bass
  • Quality tonewoods used throughout
Woods aged to perfection with Martin's VTS

Tone connoisseurs are always in search of the perfect guitar tone, and in the acoustic world one of the most-loved tones is that of a vintage Martin. We're talking guitar that have aged well over 50 years. Martin Guitars recently perfected a unique way of torrefying the top woods and braces of their guitars to achieve the sound of an aged and broken-in Martin. The Vintage Tone System (VTS) lets Martin age the woods to a specific age/time period without the typical change in color of the wood from the torrefaction process. A special Vintage Gloss Finish is the hand applied to give the guitar the coloring of a vintage instrument. Martin's VTS series guitars not only look like vintage guitars, they also have that sought-after sound.

Historically accurate re-creation

Martin started designing the left-handed D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS acoustic guitar by taking a 1937 D-28 from their museum to the Smithsonian Institute so they could perform a CAT scan to examine and catalog every detail of this amazing instrument. From the premium tonewoods to the spot-on detailing to the historically accurate bracing and hide-glue construction, the left-handed Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS is as perfect as it gets.

Big sound, full bass

The Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS offers the deep bass response that's made Martin dreadnoughts so popular. Yet it also has a high-end presence that sings out even in heavy instrumentation. Martin's D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS is both loud and subtle, and has a quick response. The powerful voice and full sound of the D-28 has made it a staple in the Bluegrass world.

Quality tonewoods used throughout

A quality acoustic guitar is all about the wood, and the Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS left-handed guitar delivers no-compromise quality. The top is of solid Adirondack spruce. Similar to high-elevation European alpine spruce, this wood was abundant in the 1930s and used on Martin guitars of that era. Its extraordinary tone, prized for its projection and tonal clarity, contributes significantly to the D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS's sound. It's back and sides are made of solid Madagascar rosewood, a classic Martin material. The Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS back is further reinforced with periodic-authentic Adirondack braces. A solid mahogany neck with solid black ebony fingerboard gives the left-handed Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS awesome playing ease to match its awesome sound!

Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS Left-handed Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Based on an original 1937 D-28 from Martin's museum
  • Vintage Tone System (VTS) ages the woods to a specific age/time period
  • "28" Authentic style appointments for a period-correct look
  • Solid Adirondack spruce top for amazing projection and great note definition
  • Solid Madagascar rosewood back and sides for a well-balanced tonal range
  • Focused low frequency response that sounds tight, never boomy
  • Authentic 1937 VTS neck barrel and heel
  • Aging toner on neck and body add to the vintage character
  • Hardshell case included

Choose the Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS left-handed acoustic guitar for classic tone with remarkable craftsmanship!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought 14-Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Left-handed
Color Natural
Finish Vintage Gloss with VTS finish
Top Wood VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Body Bracing X Scalloped
Binding Grained Ivoroid
Neck Wood Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape Authentic 1937 Barrel and Heel
Fingerboard Material Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Diamonds and Squares, Long Pattern 1937
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Waverly Nickel with Butterbean Knobs
Bridge Material Solid Black Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 15.625"
Body Depth 4.875"
Overall Length 40.5"
Strings Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 10D28AUTHENTIC1937VTSL

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