The Martin D-28 Special VTS dreadnought acoustic guitar was designed to target the highly-collectible vintage sound of Martin’s 1930’s Golden Era. This period in Martin’s history is considered the finest acoustic guitars in the world. These world-renown instruments are cherished for their unparalleled tone and considered by many collectors and... Click To Read More About This Product
The Martin D-28 Special VTS dreadnought acoustic guitar was designed to target the highly-collectible vintage sound of Martin’s 1930’s Golden Era. This period in Martin’s history is considered the finest acoustic guitars in the world. These world-renown instruments are cherished for their unparalleled tone and considered by many collectors and professional musicians to be the “Stradivarius” of the acoustic guitar. Today, if you could find one of these vintage Martin dreadnoughts, you would expect to pay anywhere from $100,000 to $400,000. For many of us musicians, that’s totally out of our reach. However, thanks to Martin’s revolutionary Vintage Tone System (VTS), they've created a process to capture the look and sound of one of their older instruments and replicate in a new instrument, like this Martin D-28 Special VTS dreadnought acoustic.
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.
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