This pre-war spec Martin certainly takes you back in time. And it should! It was based upon the very first guitar to be stamped "D-28." True to their name, these Authentics are made with period correct construction and appointments with hide glue construction, 1931 neck barrel and heel, diamond head taper, and slotted head. Martin even went so far as to put the original through a CAT scan machine to ensure an accurate reproduction. Made from Madagascar rosewood with an Adirondack spruce top, the Martin D-28 Authentic 1931 acoustic guitar sounds just like a classic Martin should.
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
BODY SIZE: D-12 Fret
TOP MATERIAL: Solid Adirondack Spruce
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Standard "X" Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1931
BACK/SIDE MATERIAL: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
NECK SHAPE: Authentic 1931 Barrel & Heel
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-7/8"
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/4"
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-3/8"
SADDLE: 16" Radius/Bone
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light (MSP7200)
BRIDGE & END PINS: Bone w/Black Dots
CASE: 540V Harptone