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Martin Special HD28 Style Adirondack VTS Herringbone Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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$3,399.99
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The Martin Special HD28 Style Adirondack VTS herringbone acoustic guitar was designed to target the highly collectible vintage sound of Martin’s 1930s golden era. These world-renowned instruments are cherished for their unparalleled tone and considered by many collectors and professional musicians to be the “Stradivarius” of the acoustic guitar. Th...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$3,399.99
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Overview

The Martin Special HD28 Style Adirondack VTS herringbone acoustic guitar was designed to target the highly collectible vintage sound of Martin’s 1930s golden era. These world-renowned instruments are cherished for their unparalleled tone and considered by many collectors and professional musicians to be the “Stradivarius” of the acoustic guitar. 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 D-28 instruments and replicate in a new instrument, like this Martin Special HD28 Style Adirondack VTS herringbone dreadnought acoustic.

Martin’s Vintage Tone System is 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 Special 28 Style Adirondack VTS dreadnought incorporates a premium grade of Adirondack spruce for the top that is temperature aged to sound like a guitar from the 1930s. The guitar is then braced with a standard 5/16" X bracing pattern to add just the right amount 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 Special 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 black pickguard. The Special 28 Style Adirondack VTS dreadnought has a clear, defined treble and midrange tone, with a very balanced, controlled bottom end.

Features

  • Adirondack spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • Mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Nitro-finished body, satin-finished neck, bone nut and saddle, chrome enclosed tuners
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought, Non-Cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back & sides: Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose
Neck
  • Neck shape: Low Profile
  • Nut width: 1.68 in. (42.67 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
Other
  • Tuning machines: Enclosed
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell
  • Country of origin: United States
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