Martin Custom Shop D-28 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.
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
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
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
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
Headstock Shape: Solid With 1937 Taper And Diamond
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel Open Back
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood