Martin D-28 1955 CFM IV
Sitka Spruce / Madagascar Rosewood
When Martin designed the Limited Edition CFM IV 1955 D-28 acoustic guitar, they took great care to replicate the original 1955 specs as closely as possible. Premium straight-grained Madagascar Rosewood backs approximate the look and tone of the original Brazilian Rosewood version. The top is high-grade Sitka Spruce, and braced in the original rear-shifted, non-scalloped pattern. The D-28 guitar's soundhole rosette is the Style-28 "4- 9-5" black & white lines configuration. A polished and beveled Delmar tortoise-colored pickguard, with period-correct squared bottom, is carefully fitted on top of the polished lacquer finish. The Martin D-28's body is bound in grained ivoroid and Boltaron; the two-piece back is joined with the traditional "checkered" marquetry backstrip, all in the 28 style. The 14-fret, modified "V" neck is carved of Mahogany with the classic diamond volute. Rounded edges are typical of mid-50s Martin headstocks, the result of gradual wearing down of the template over years of use. For authenticity, Martin duplicated this along with a period-correct C. F. Martin & Co. decal, and Kluson nickel-plated, "waffle" covered tuners with oval buttons.
Built as close to the original 1955 D-28 as possible.
Body size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Style 28
Back material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Side material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Binding Grained Ivoroid
Neck shape: Modified V
Headstock: Solid/Long Diamond/Square Taper
(1950s Rounded Corners)
Scale length" 25.4''
Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard position inlays: Style 28
Bridge material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop In Long
Tuning machines: Kluson Nickel Waffleback with Oval
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
Case: 545E Geib style