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Martin Custom Standard Series D-28 VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar   

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This custom Standard D-28 VTS acoustic dreadnought, where vintage sound meets modern playability and craftsmanship. This guitar was designed to targe...Click To Read More About This Product

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The flagship dreadnought with Martin's special historic torrefaction system for great tone and a mature look.

This custom Standard D-28 VTS acoustic dreadnought, where vintage sound meets modern playability and craftsmanship. This guitar was designed to target the highly-collectible vintage sound and tone of Martin’s Golden Era, the 1930s. This time period produced arguably the finest steel string acoustic guitars in the world. Martin guitars from the 1930s are considered the definitive benchmark for the acoustic steel string guitars. Today, if you could find one, you would pay anywhere from $70K to $100K. For many of us, that’s totally out of reach.

Vintage Tone System
However, with Martin’s revolutionary Vintage Tone System (VTS), they are able to target the sound of Martin guitars within a ten-year period. Martin’s VTS is a proprietary temperature aging process that allows Martin to target the sound of their vintage acoustic guitars within a decade. Martin has honed this process by benchmarking some of the finest examples of their 182-year history, found in their Nazareth, PA museum.

Once they have aged the top to the correct moisture content and look of the period, it is ready to be placed on only the finest custom and authentic models. With the custom HD-28 VTS, they selected a premium-grade of Sitka spruce for the top, and temperature age it to target the sound of the 1930s. They then combined this VTS top with the precision and playability of a modern D-28 to create a dreadnought guitar that has an extraordinary sound, with the playability of modern precision and technology. The D-28 VTS has a clear, defined treble and midrange tone, with a very balanced, punchy bottom end.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: D-28
  • Cutaway:Non-cutaway
  • Top wood:Sitka Spruce 
  • Back & sides:Eastern Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Standard X, non-scalloped Sitka spruce 
  • Body finish:Glosswith VTS
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Low profile
  • Nut width:1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard:Ebony
  • Neck wood:Select Hardwood 
  • Scale length:25.4"
  • Number of frets:20
  • Neck finish:Satin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:No
  • Brand:Not applicable
  • Configuration:Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ:Not applicable
  • Feedback filter:Not applicable
  • Tuner:Not applicable
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:Rosewood
  • Tuning machines:ChromeEnclosed with large buttons
  • Bridge:Ebony
  • Saddle & nut:Compensated Bone/Bone
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:Body finish
  • Case:Hardshell case
  • Accessories:None

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MartinCustom Standard Series D-28 VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Martin D-28 VTS, The choice of the stars.

By Donal

from Corpus Christi, Tx

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Comments about Martin Custom Standard Series D-28 VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

The Martin D-28 VTS, is designed and produced to recapture the famous Martin sound of the 1930's, the hay day of Martin guitars. This guitar's wood DNA is recreated and treated and cloned to deliver the resonant tone and sound of this period. The D-28 VTS, has it all: Fine looks, easy action, and the exclusive tone and sound. I recommend this particular guitar and model to all serious musicians who are looking for the guitar that has been the choice of professionals, stars, and artists for many years. This is the one that you want!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't wait for "later",get it now, for "years of pleasure!"

By BPoz

from Chicago

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Pros

  • grand piano projection
  • spot on accuracy and notation
  • the true apex of guitar building

Cons

  • pricey, (but you get what you pay for!!)

Best Uses

  • As a song writing instrument, cant be surpassed!

Comments about Martin Custom Standard Series D-28 VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

From the second that you strum your first chord, its obvious there are "song melodies" hidden in this guitar, you just have to "seek them out !" Unbelievable "sound!" Now I know what they mean when they say the Martin D 28 is the ultimate musical instrument, not just a "guitar!"

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just buy it!

By Deacon Bleau

from Bellingham, WA

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Comments about Martin Custom Standard Series D-28 VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I couldn't be happier. I played soooo many guitfiddles over the course of a year that I thought about just settling with what I have - which isn't bad, just not great. This guitar is great. HD28 or D28 - personal preference. Play them both until you figure it out.

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5.0

You got to be kidding me!

By MickeyMc

from Pine Barron's South Jersey

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  • great deal for sure

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      Comments about Martin Custom Standard Series D-28 VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Didn't need another acoustic ,however you cannot have to many Martins! Musicians Friend's price was to good to refuse and there service is always top rate. Guitar is top notch and sounds better every time I play it. I could not be happier with Musicians Friend!

       
      5.0

      Great value

      By Delta blues guy

      from Alabama gulf coast

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      Comments about Martin Custom Standard Series D-28 VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      The action was a little high on the guitar for me when I took it out of the box, so I lowered it a bit. This is my seventh Martin, and I am so pleased with the quality of the build on this guitar. Nice ebony fretboard, a thicker neck (similar to some of the better Gibsons I own), great gloss finish on the body with more of a yellowed look on the spruce soundboard than what comes on the standard D-28 (which may or may not come from the VTS process), upgrade on the tuners and as I have said, a really great sound. When I saw that Musicians Friend had reduced the price on this guitar by a significant amount, I simply could not pass up the opportunity to own this great D-28. I am very happy with this purchase.

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