Based upon a pristine 1921 000-28K from the Martin Museum collection, the 000-28K Authentic 1921 acoustic features a slotted head 12-fret neck and is a completely faithful recreation of the original. Heavily flamed Hawaiian koa top, back and sides, hide glue construction and a hand -shaped neck without a truss rod are a few of the vintage accurate specs.
This 12-fret model is believed to have originally been built for the Hawaiian market and X-rays confirmed that the original model had no truss rod, which has been replicated in this model. Also, the neck barrel, heel, diamond, head taper, and slots are all replicated from the 1921 model. The tuning machines are replicas of the original golden age nickel tuners. Aging toner is used on the entire body and neck to give it that authentic finish. The model is offered with Martin Silk and Steel strings.