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C.F. Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar, and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder. Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, pop, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television to movies, Broadway, books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere.
~Guitar shown is the actual guitar that you will receive, Serial #: 2211859~
The Martin Custom Shop HD-28 VTS Sitka Spruce Top was designed exclusively for Empire Music by the Martin Guitars Custom Shop. Not only have we taken the HD-28 to a new level with the VTS Sitka Spruce Top, but we have sourced stunning Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood. The Wild Grain Rosewood sounds bold and rich and provides an exotic look to this stunning Custom Shop Model. Featuring a spectacular VTS Sitka Spruce Top, this Martin Custom Shop HD-28 VTS Sitka sounds incredible. The Vintage Tone System (VTS) is described by Martin Guitars as:
"The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and craftswomen to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments."
The Martin Custom Shop HD-28 VTS Sitka Spruce shares all of the traditional specifications of the HD-28 while adding the spectacular VTS Sitka Spruce Top with Gloss Natural Finish.
CONSTRUCTION: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret TOP: Sitka Spruce - VintageTone System (VTS)(PREMIUM) TOP GRADE: M-1 TOP BRACES: Sitka/Scalloped 5/16'' (G99BC0044) PATTERN: DOMLE #3A TOP BINDING: Antique White Boltaron TOP INLAY: Bold Herringbone- 000 Size TOP PEARL: None ADDITIONAL TOP INLAY: None ROSETTE: Style 28 (Boltaron), Ch Depth .075, First Cut 4.188, Mitered- No, SH Size D (4.000'') Cut to 3.984'' PEARL INLAY: None ADDITIONAL ROS. INLAY: Inner/Outer Rings-.0325'' BW/.025'' Black; Center-.0325'' BW/.073'' BW/.025'' Black PICKGUARD: PG,FauxTortoise3071,SA,Pat1B,2.50R PEARL INLAY: None BACK: Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood BACK PANELS: 2 Pc. PURFLING: HD (Zig Zag) w/18 Strip on each side CENTER STRIP/LOC. STAMP: Sitka Spruce Standard(CF Martin & Co Nazareth, PA Between 1st/2nd Brace) CAUTION STAMP: None BACK BRACES: Sitka Spruce BACK BINDING: Antique White Boltaron BACK INLAY: .0495'' B/W/B Boltaron BACK PEARL: None ADDITIONAL BACK INLAY: None SIDES: Wild Grain E.I.R. (SIDES ARE MATCHED FOR COLOR ONLY) SIDE INLAY: None SIDE PEARL: None ADDITIONAL SIDE INLAY: None SIDE STRIPS: East Indian Rosewood ENDPIECE: Antique White Boltaron ENDPIECE INLAY: .049 B/W/B Boltaron ENDPIECE PEARL: None ADDITIONAL EP INLAY: None BLOCK: Solid Genuine Mahogany TAG/PLATE: None REAR: D Mahogany FRONT: D 14 Fret Adjustable Mahogany Line 1: C. F. Martin Logo Line 2: Custom Shop Logo Line 3: Serial # NECK: Genuine Mahogany- 12/4 NECK SHAPE: Mod Low Oval/PA Taper HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String Diamond/Square Taper BACK/HEAD STAMP: None TRUSS ROD: 2-Way Adjustable 356mm HEELCAP: Antique White Boltaron NUT: Bone ON ANGLE/FLAT: Flat HEADPLATE: East Indian Rosewood (Wild Grain) HEADPLATE DECAL: Large Old Style HEADPLATE BIND: None HEADPLATE INLAY: None HEADPLATE PEARL: None ADDITIONAL HP INLAY: None TUNING MACHINES: TM,Schaller,Nickel,GrandTune,BB buttons (Drill 11/32'') FINGERBOARD: Black Ebony (Stain- Yes, Oil- Yes) RADIUS: 16 SCALE LENGTH: 25.340'' (25.4'') WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4'' (1.750) WIDTH AT 12 FRET: 2 1/8'' (2.125) FRET WIRE: German .043'',Notched 1 3/4 FRETS CLEAR: 14 TOTAL FRETS: 20 FINGERBOARD BIND: None FINGERBOARD INLAY: None PEARL INLAY: Diamond & Squares- Long Pattern (Select Abalone) ADDITIONAL FB INLAY: None SIDE DOTS: White Boltaron SIDE DOT POSITION: One at 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, Two at 12th, One at 15th & 17th Frets FINISH TYPE: Gloss/Satin Neck FINISH BODY: Non-Catalyzed Gloss / No Stain / Rosewood Filler FINISH TOP: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/Universal Aging Toner(Do Not Tape Rosette and Inlays) FINISH NECK: Cat. 15 Sheen Satin / Universal Dark Mahogany Stain / RW Filler BRIDGE: Black Ebony STYLE: Modern Belly- Drop in Saddle PEARL INLAY: None ADDITIONAL BR INLAY: None STRING SPACING: 2 5/32'' (2.156) SADDLE: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone ELECTRONICS: None STRAP BUTTON: None STRINGS: Strings,Martin,MSP4200,Guitar Prod BRIDGE PINS: White w/ Faux Tortoise Dots END PIN: White w/ Faux Tortoise Dot
This Martin Custom Shop HD-28 VTS comes with Martin's Factory Lifetime Warranty, Factory Hardshell Case and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
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