Martin D-1 Authentic Review

The flagship of Martin’s 2016 fleet, the D-1 Authentic 1931 is a magnificent dreadnought for the ages

A classic reborn at its birth

Specs include: 12-fret Dreadnought body; all-solid wood construction; South American mahogany back and sides; VTS torrefied Adirondack spruce top with VTS torrefied bracing and bridge plate; mahogany neck with vintage V profile unique to this model; 1-7/8″ at nut, 2-5/16″ at 12th fret; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge; bone nut and glued-in long saddle with 2-3/8″ string spacing; Ditson-style 9-ply rosette and 2-ply top purfling; black binding; faux tortoise shell pickguard; abalone dot fret markers; slotted headstock with Brazilian rosewood face plate; traditional Martin brand on back of headstock; relic tuners with brass side mounts

“The D-1A feels exactly like a pre-war Martin. It’s astounding in just how light it is. And it’s astounding in its sounding so very marvelous.”

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