Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1941 D-28 in our museum, this guitar features Madagascar rosewood back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, and authentic 1941 D-28 appointments, right down to the neck barrel, heel, diamond, head taper, and slots.
Model: D-28 Authentic 1941
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 28
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1941 - Rear-ward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Back Purfling: Zig-Zag (Authentic)
Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid in a Narrow 1941 Shape
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Bold Herringbone
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1941 Barrel & Heel
Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory
Headstock: Solid/Diamond/1941 Taper
Headplate: Solild Madagascar Rosewood
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares - Long Pattern golden Era - Circa 1941
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly - Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Fossilized Ivory
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel 1129 w/Oval Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)