Here’s a 2014 Martin Authentic 1931 OM-28 that has opened up beautifully, in very nice shape for its age, three small dings in the top down by the lower bout on the bass side (see photos), but otherwise very clean. Adirondack spruce top with Martin’s VTS (Vintage Tone System) applied to both the top and the adirondack spruce braces. Back and sides are Madagascar rosewood; the bracing is the Authentic 1931 pattern. The solid ebony fingerboard features diamond and square inlays; the ebony bridge is the Authentic belly style with a long saddle. Tuners are Waverley nickel. Martin’s thin vintage gloss finish. ¬†Note that the Martin logo is absent from the Madagascar headstock on the Authentic 1931 and is instead embossed into the back of the headstock. ¬†Full specs below. Terrific OM.

Condition: Excellent, VTS; Top: Torrefied adirondack spruce; Back and sides: Madagascar rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, Authentic 1931 carve; Nut: 1 3/4 bone; Width: 15; Depth: 4 1/8; Scale: 25.4; Binding: Ivoroid; Purfling: Herringbone; Rosette: 1931 style wood; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint – Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top: VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 28 (Authentic 1921/31)
Top Bracing Pattern: OM-28 Authentic 1931
Top Braces: VTS Adirondack Spruce 5/16″ with 1/4″ Tone Bars Circa 1931
Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Back Purfling: Style 28 Zig-Zag (Authentic)
Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid (Narrow 1931 Shape)
Endpiece Inlay: Madagascar Rosewood w/ Maple Fiber
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone
Back Inlay: Madagascar Rosewood w/ Maple Fiber
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1931 Barrel & Heel
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Diamond/1931 Taper
Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4″
Number Of Frets Clear: 14
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4″
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4″
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamond & Squares – Short Pattern Golden Era
Finish Back & Sides: Vintage Gloss
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly w/ Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16″
Saddle: 16″ Radius/Long Bone
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: Ivory Colored Poly w/ Black Dots
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
Case: 533V Harptone