The OM-28 Authentic 1931 is made with Madagascar rosewood back and sides and Adirondack spruce with Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS). All other appointments and processes, including hide glue construction, hand shaping and assembly, and tucked under bridge plate and bracing, are completely faithful. Martin’s Authentic series of guitars replicate the aged appearance and tonality of vintage guitars to a remarkable degree. 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.

stock no. 51428

ModelOM-28, Authentic 1931
TopVTS solid Adirondack spruce
Back and sidesSolid Madagascar rosewood
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 5/16"
Bridge materialBlack ebony
Fretboard MaterialBlack ebony
Neck materialMahogany
Neck profileAuthentic 1931 barrel & heel
BracingOM-28 Authentic 1931
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No1938308
TunersWaverly nickel
Total frets20
RosetteStyle 28 (Authentic 1921/31)
InlayDiamonds & squares - short pattern Golden Era
BindingGrained ivoroid
FinishVintage gloss