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Martin Custom HD28V Madagascar Rosewood Back and Sides Acoustic Guitar 1933 Sunburst

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Drawing the inspiration from the amazing sound of Martin's Golden Era dreadnought guitars, Musician's Friend's Private Reserve team works closely with the Martin Custom Shop to create spectacular guit... Click To Read More About This Product

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Drawing the inspiration from the amazing sound of Martin's Golden Era dreadnought guitars, Musician's Friend's Private Reserve team works closely with the Martin Custom Shop to create spectacular guitars, which replicate some of the most sought-after instruments ever. This instrument testament to that collaboration and was conceived with the dreadnought connoisseur in mind. It's an exquisite hand-built Custom Shop instrument that's noteworthy because it has the appearance of a '30s era guitar, but functions and performs like a '40s era dreadnought.

The "1933 sunburst", a.k.a. the "Chris Hillman" burst gives it the look; the post-1939 bracing (non-forward shifted) gives it the tonal character and response. For you flatpickers, you know this is great for fast runs and a little less boom when recording or playing on stage into a microphone. What also makes this model special is that the premium Madagascar rosewood was carefully selected by hand to be reminiscent of best vintage examples. And to complete the '30s vibe, note the diamond and square inlays (long pattern).


Body Size: D-14 Fret
Construction: Standard, Mahogany blocks, dovetail neck joint
Top: Adirondack Spruce
Top Grade: 5-6
Top Braces: Adirondack/Scalloped 5/16"/Standard
Top Binding: 6/32" Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay: Bold Herringbone - D Size
Top Pearl: None
Additional Top Inlay: None
Rosette: Style 28 (Boltaron)
Pearl Inlay: None
Additional Rosette Inlay: Inner/Outer BW/B/BW/B
Pickguard: PG, Faux Tortoise
Pearl Inlay: None
Back: Madagascar Rosewood
Back Panels: 2-piece
Purfling: Authentic style HD zigzag
Center strip: Sitka spruce standard
Back binding: 6/32" Grained Ivoroid
Back Inlay: .0325" B/W Boltaron (Black faces binding)
Back Pearl: None
Additional back inlay: None
Sides: Madagascar rosewood
Side inlay: None
Side pearl: None
Additional side inlay: None
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece inlay: .0325" B/W Boltaron
Endpiece pearl: None
Additional pearl inlay: None
Block: Solid genuine mahogany
Tag/Plate: None
Rear: D Mahogany
Front: D-14 Fret adjustable mahogany
Neck: Genuine mahogany - 12/4
Neck shape: Mod V
Headstock: Solid/6 String Diamond/SquareTaper
Back/head stamp: None
Truss rod: 2-Way Adjustable 356mm
Heelcap: Grained ivoroid
Nut: Bone
On Angle/Flat: Flat
Headplate: Madagascar Rosewood
Tuning machines: Gotoh Nickel Open Geared with Butterbean Knobs
Fingerboard: Black Ebony
Radius: 16"
Scale length: 25.4"
Width at nut: 1-11/16 (1.688)
Width at 12 fret: 2-1/8"
Fret wire: German G300, Un-notched 1-11/16"
Frets clear: 14
Total fret: 20
Fingerboard bind: None
Fingerboard inlay: None
Pearl inlay: Diamond & Shapes, Long Pattern (Paua) Golden Era
Additional FB inlay: None
Side dots: White Boltaron
Side dot positions: One at 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, two at 12th, one at 15th, 17th
Finish type: Gloss/Satin Neck
Finsih body: Non-catalyzed gloss/rosewood filler
Finish top: Non-catalyzed gloss/1933 Chris Hillman Sunburst
Finish neck: Catalyzed 15 Sheen Satin/Dark Mahogany Stain/Rosewood Filler
Bridge: Black Ebony
Style: Vintage Belly-Drop in long saddle
Pearl inlay: None
Additional BR inlay: None
String spacing: 2-1/8"
Saddle: 16" radius/bone-Drop in long saddle
Strap button: None
Strings: Martin MSP7200
Bridge pin: Bone with black dots, 3mm
End pin: Bone with black dot, 4mm
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