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Solid-topped dreadnought with special aging process to give it the classic tone of the '30s.
What is Martin’s Vintage Tone System? It’s a proprietary temperature aging process that allows Martin to target the sound of their vintage acoustic guitars within a decade. It’s like a time machine taking your new guitar and aging it to sound vintage. Martin has honed this process by benchmarking some of the finest examples of their 185-year history, found in their Nazareth, PA museum. Once they reference a vintage top, the new top is aged to the correct moisture content and look of that period. This proprietary VTS process is unique to Martin and can only be found on custom, special, and Authentic Martin models.
In the spirit of combining a modern feel with a vintage tone, the D-28 Special VTS dreadnought incorporates a premium grade of Sitka spruce for the top that is temperature aged to sound like a guitar from the 1930s. The guitar is then braced with a forward-shifted standard 5/16” X bracing pattern to add just the right of color to the tone. Martin then combined this VTS top with an East Indian rosewood back and sides, and the playability of a new D-28, to create a dreadnought guitar that has an extraordinary sound and feel. To recreate a vintage look, they add aging tone, antique white binding and a tortoise pickguard. The D-28 Special VTS dreadnought has a clear, defined treble and midrange tone, with a very balanced, controlled bottom end.
This guitar is a must-have, and an instrument that will be a welcomed addition to any fine acoustic guitar collection.
It comes with a hardshell case.
- Tortoise pickgaurd
- Antique white binding
- Solid Sitka spruce top with VTS process for aged tone
Grab yourself this special Martin today. Order now.
Special 28 Style Dreadnought VTS Acoustic Guitar Specifications:Body
- Body type: Dreadnought
- Cutaway: No
- Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce VTS
- Back and sides: East Indian rosewood
- Bracing pattern: 5/16" X
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Not specified
- Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 25.6"
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Gloss
- Pickup/preamp: No
- Headstock overlay: Ebony
- Tuning machines: Gotoh
- Bridge: Ebony
- Saddle and nut: Bone
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features:
- Case: Hardshell case
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: United States
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 5 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.