Perhaps the most revered vintage D-28s are the ones created in 1937 with forward shifted hand-scalloped X-bracing, Adirondack red spruce soundboard and a 1 3/4" neck width. This addition to the Authentic series is a recreation of the original 1937 model offered with Madagascar rosewood back and sides.
Case: 545V Harptone
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 28
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) Circa 1937 - Forward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Back Purfling: 28 Style Zig-Zag (Authentic)
Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid in a Narrow 1937 Shape
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Bold Herringbone
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1937 Barrel & Heel
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Diamond/1937 Taper
Headplate: Solid 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: 1-3/4''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares - Long Pattern 1937
Fingerboard Binding: none
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 w/ Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Long Bone
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel w/ Butterbean Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: Ivory Colored Poly w/ Black Dots
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
Interior Label: none