Martin Custom Standard Series D-28 VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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The flagship dreadnought with Martin's special historic torrefaction system for great tone and a mature look.

This custom Standard D-28 VTS acoustic dreadnought, where vintage sound meets modern playability and craftsmanship. This guitar was designed to target the highly-collectible vintage sound and tone of Martin’s Golden Era, the 1930s. This time period produced arguably the finest steel string acoustic guitars in the world. Martin guitars from the 1930s are considered the definitive benchmark for the acoustic steel string guitars. Today, if you could find one, you would pay anywhere from $70K to $100K. For many of us, that’s totally out of reach.

Vintage Tone System
However, with Martin’s revolutionary Vintage Tone System (VTS), they are able to target the sound of Martin guitars within a ten-year period. Martin’s VTS is a proprietary temperature aging process that allows Martin to target the sound of their vintage acoustic guitars within a decade. Martin has honed this process by benchmarking some of the finest examples of their 182-year history, found in their Nazareth, PA museum.

Once they have aged the top to the correct moisture content and look of the period, it is ready to be placed on only the finest custom and authentic models. With the custom HD-28 VTS, they selected a premium-grade of Sitka spruce for the top, and temperature age it to target the sound of the 1930s. They then combined this VTS top with the precision and playability of a modern D-28 to create a dreadnought guitar that has an extraordinary sound, with the playability of modern precision and technology. The D-28 VTS has a clear, defined treble and midrange tone, with a very balanced, punchy bottom end.

  • Body type: D-28
  • Cutaway:Non-cutaway
  • Top wood:Sitka Spruce 
  • Back & sides:Eastern Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Standard X, non-scalloped Sitka spruce 
  • Body finish:Glosswith VTS
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Low profile
  • Nut width:1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard:Ebony
  • Neck wood:Select Hardwood 
  • Scale length:25.4"
  • Number of frets:20
  • Neck finish:Satin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:No
  • Brand:Not applicable
  • Configuration:Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ:Not applicable
  • Feedback filter:Not applicable
  • Tuner:Not applicable
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:Rosewood
  • Tuning machines:ChromeEnclosed with large buttons
  • Bridge:Ebony
  • Saddle & nut:Compensated Bone/Bone
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:Body finish
  • Case:Hardshell case
  • Accessories:None

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