The Martin D28 Authentic 1941 Acoustic Guitar is an authentic remake of the original D-28 1941 Dreadnought. World war II caused there to be restrictions of certain metals, trims and materials by 1941. Martin was affected just like all other American companies. The D-28, however, still retained some resticted materials like a metal T-bar truss road, bone or ivory saddle, fine German herringbone wood inlay, diamond and square fingerboard inlays, Adirondack spruce top, and Brazilian rosewood back and sides. An evolution in guitars and materials have changed the materials and builds of guitars, including a shift away from scalloped bracing because of the use of heavier steel strings, and some would disappear altogether or return only years later. Among collectors and players alike, the 1941 D-28 is highly prized as the penultimate Martin Dreadnought for its exceptionally consistent, powerful, balanced, and open tonality - the best of the big, long scale, steel string acoustic guitars.
Due to scarcity and regulation, the genuine rosewood of the Brazilian variety used on all pre-1964 rosewood Martin guitars can no longer be used on Martin guitars. The back and sides of this stunning guitar are offered in solid Madagascar rosewood, a very close cousin of the Brazilian Rosewod, in place of the Brazilian. In all other respects, the D-28 Authentic 1941 mirrors the original in appointments, features, tone, construction methods, and materials, including a genuine mahogany 14-fret neck, solid Adirondack spruce top and scalloped Adirondack spruce braces, ebony bridge and fingerboard, diamond and square position inlays, grained ivoroid bindings, period Waverly tuners, hide glue construction, and more.
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-Model: 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
-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: Solild 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
-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
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 24 lbs