1930s-'40s Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

The Martin D-28 is an absolute benchmark dreadnought, and early D-28s rank as some of the most collectable acoustic guitars ever. When Martin introduced the D-28 in 1931, it laid the groundwork for where the acoustic guitar industry would go. Very few D-28s were made in the first several years of production, up until a switch was made from a 12-fret to a 14-fret neck in 1934. By 1943, other changes include a decrease in nut width and the use of scalloped bracing. 

Years of Production:
 1931 - present 

Specific to this Era: Scalloped bracing and metal truss rods introduced between 1942 and 1944. 

Body Style: Dreadnought 

Wood Composition: Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, 1-piece mahogany neck

Notable Players: Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley 

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