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A Guitar Fit for a King
This beautifully crafted guitar is certain to become an heirloom for someone. Koa is a wood that was reserved for Hawaiian kings and when you see this instrument you'll know why. On top of that it has an amazing sound for a new guitar. We can only imagine what this guitar will sound like once it's broken in, although with how beautiful it looks it might get framed and hung on a wall.
Based upon a pristine 1921 000-28K from the Martin Museum collection, this slotted head 12-fret is a completely faithful recreation of the original, featuring flamed Hawaiian koa top, back and sides, hide glue construction and a hand shaped neck without a truss rod. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the bracing.
The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The 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 women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.
Model: 000-28K Authentic 1921
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue
Body Size: 000-12 Fret
Top: Solid Highly Figured Koa
Rosette: Style 28 (Authentic 1921)
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1921
Top Braces: VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce 1/4''
Back Material: Solid Highly Figured Koa
Back Purfling: 28 Style Zig Zag (Authentic)
Side Material: Solid Highly Figured Koa
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid in a Narrow 1921 Shape
Endpiece Inlay: Black/Maple/Black Fiber
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone (Authentic Style)
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: Black/Maple/Black Fiber
Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1921 Barrel & Heel - No Truss Rod
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Slotted/Square Slots/Diamond/1921 Taper
Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number Of Frets Clear: 12
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-7/8''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-5/16''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares - Short Pattern Golden Era
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Vintage Gloss
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic Style Pyramid w/Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Long Bone
Tuning Machines: Stew Mac Golden Age Bright Nickel 2515 Side Mounts w/Ivoroid Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin M535 Phosphor Bronze (Custom Light)
Bridge & End Pins: Ivory Colored Poly w/Tortoise Colored Dots
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
Case: 535V Harptone
Interior Label: none