All about the Martin D-28 1937 Custom Shop Expert with Demonstration and Review
Hey, everyone. Phil, here again at Acoustic Vibes Music
Today, I'm going to show you this Martin authentic D28, 1937 model.
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So what I'm holding in my hand here is a Martin D28 authentic 1937 part of the authentic series is what Martin is doing through their custom shop, and they're offering guitars that are authentic in terms of the specs and appointments to what you would see on a guitar from that era.
So when Martin was doing this guitar, they had a 1937 around. For them to kind of base this guitar off of that is not only going to include all of the all of the appointments, like the binding, the perfect, the wood combination, the brace sizing, as well as the string spacing over here. So you're going to see some very cool things on this guitar. This has got a pretty chunky neck like you'd see on some pre-war models, and all the aging on this guitar is done at Factory to make it look like an old guitar. So we're going to see very yellowed binding. We're going to see aged bridge pins, the bridge and the saddle itself look aged. The nut is going to look aged, as well as the tuners on the back. Everything about this is going to be looking like a very old guitar.
This is not only going to sound look, but it's also going to feel and play like an old guitar or something that's got plenty of miles on it. We're also going to see this nice hand rubbed finish on this guitar. It's not super glossy like a modern guitar, but what it is going to do is going to reinforce the fact that it does look like an aged guitar. The aging that these guys do at Factory, you're going to see a little bit of checking in the finish to kind of simulate the instrument going in and out of warm and cold environments. one of the coolest things that we're starting to see on the Martin authentic series is the addition of a truss rod.
So in the in the past, Martin didn't put truss rods in their guitars, and we didn't really see truss rods to be put in guitars until the early to mid eighties. This is a nice, modern feature to a almost vintage style guitar, and it certainly makes my life a lot easier in terms of adjusting the guitar and or servicing the guitar later on down the line.
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