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Martin Limited Edition D-28 1955 CFM IV Acoustic Guitar   

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When Martin designed the Limited Edition CFM IV 1955 D-28 acoustic guitar, they took great care to replicate the original 1955 specs as closely as po...Read More

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Built as close to the original 1955 D-28 as possible.

When Martin designed the Limited Edition CFM IV 1955 D-28 acoustic guitar, they took great care to replicate the original 1955 specs as closely as possible. Premium straight-grained Madagascar Rosewood backs approximate the look and tone of the original Brazilian Rosewood version. The top is high-grade Sitka Spruce, and braced in the original rear-shifted, non-scalloped pattern. The D-28 guitar's soundhole rosette is the Style-28 "4- 9-5" black & white lines configuration. A polished and beveled Delmar tortoise-colored pickguard, with period-correct squared bottom, is carefully fitted on top of the polished lacquer finish. The Martin D-28's body is bound in grained ivoroid and Boltaron; the two-piece back is joined with the traditional "checkered" marquetry backstrip, all in the 28 style. The 14-fret, modified "V" neck is carved of Mahogany with the classic diamond volute. Rounded edges are typical of mid-50s Martin headstocks, the result of gradual wearing down of the template over years of use. For authenticity, Martin duplicated this along with a period-correct C. F. Martin & Co. decal, and Kluson nickel-plated, "waffle" covered tuners with oval buttons.

FEATURES
  • Body size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Style 28
  • Back material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
  • Side material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
  • Binding Grained Ivoroid
  • Neck shape: Modified V
  • Headstock: Solid/Long Diamond/Square Taper
  • (1950s Rounded Corners)
  • Scale length" 25.4''
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
  • Fingerboard position inlays: Style 28
  • Bridge material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop In Long
  • Saddle
  • Tuning machines: Kluson Nickel Waffleback with Oval
  • Buttons
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 545E Geib style
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