This Martin D-28 John Lennon Acoustic Guitar is a must own for any Lennon/Beatles fan! There have been a handful of Lennon Signature models from other manufacturers over the years and Martin has stepped up to the plate, big time! This beautiful dreadnought features a solid Sitka spruce top, East Indian Rosewood back and sides, a high-performance neck taper, and stunning mother-of-pearl inlays. The result is a fine playing guitar firmly rooted in the classic tones of Sitka and Rosewood!
The Sitka spruce top has been treated with Martin's Vintage Tone System.The VTS is a heat treatment process that changes the structure of the cells and helps dry the resins out much quicker than time can by itself. This focused method of semmingly aging the wood, allows Martin’s craftsmen and craftswomen to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.
Like all Martin's this D-28 John Lennon is has a big bold tone with a vibrant high end, crisp midrange and a deep, resonant low end. The perfect guitar for strumming and singing along with since it really fills the room. Finger pickers might find the tone a little too loose for their taste but it couldn't be more spot on for the singer/strummer looking for a HUGE sounding guitar that really needs no accompaniment.
The mahogany neck is carved to a low oval profile and sports Martin's high-performance neck taper making this a very easy and comfortable to play guitar. You can play it for hours without any hand fatigue. Other acoustic manufacturers have been making insanely playable guitars for quite some time. Martin is certainly capable of doing the same and have really taken a step in that direction over the last few years.
Finally, top it alloff with all the cool adornments from the inlaid peace sign on the back, John Lennon's famous self-portrait on the headstock and the John Lennon themed inlays on the neck and you have something fit for the super fan, collector, or true guitar aficionado.
This is truly a special tribute model honoring a legendary writer and performer taken way too soon.
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Finish Top: Gloss
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Back & Side Finish: Gloss
Bracing Pattern: Rearward Shifted X Brace
Scale Length: 25.4"
Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4''
Top Material: Sitka Spruce with VTS
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Top Color: Clear
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Bridge Material: Ebony
Top Detail: None
Bridge Pin Material: Bone
Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
Pickguard Inlay: N/A
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Color: None
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Detail: N/A
Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag with Black Stripe
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Side Detail: None
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Side Inlay Material: N/A
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Gloss
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Custom Inlay
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Shell
Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: N/A
Side Dots: Abalone
Recommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)