Martin custom shop expert dealer

CME Joins the Martin Custom Shop Experience Program

The Chicago Music Exchange ranks among the acoustic brand’s elites as a designated Martin Custom Shop Expert Dealer.

As a Martin Custom Shop Expert Dealer, we have exclusive access to special runs, limited models, and the whole palette of Martin Custom Shop’s base models, specs, aging options, tonewoods, and more!

Martin Custom Shop Experience Program
Martin Custom Shop Experience Program
Martin Custom Shop Experience Program

You’ll start to see plenty of unique Martin Custom Shop models on our site that you can purchase straight away, but if you have an idea for your own, don’t hesitate to let us know! We’ll hear you out, help with any questions you have, and submit your dream design to the Martin Custom Shop. They’ll work up a quote, and if you’re satisfied, they’ll craft it and ship it back to us for you to pick up.

Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss

Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss

$6,125.00
The future is here—and it’s Authentic. New for 2021, these Martin guitars deliver the most sought-after features from the Authentic Series and answer prayers from the enthusiast community. Regarded as the cornerstone of performance, Martin’s highly prized 1937 models set the benchmark for generations of guitars that followed. They remain sought by collectors and coveted by enthusiasts. This is the era where the stars aligned. 

The all-new 1937 inspired 28-Style Authentic Collection rewards players with the sonic superiority of Martin’s Authentic Series and the everyday practicality of a workhorse guitar. Time-tested features such as Authentic bracing as well as hide glue and cloth strip construction continue the tradition of acoustic excellence—now enhanced with a thinner top for commanding volume and the broadest possible dynamic range in this family of rosewood instruments. An adjustable truss rod gives enthusiasts the day-in, day-out reliability of an instrument that travels well AND responds to seasonal adjustments as it matures.

Serial #: 2458075
Weight: 4lbs 4oz

Series: Custom Experts
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top Material: Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 28 Multi-Stripe
Bracing Pattern: X Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
Brace Size: 1/4"
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag Authentic
Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Endpiece: Antique White
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Binding: Antique White
Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified V 30s Style Heel
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Plek: Yes
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay
Heelcap: Antique White
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 24.9"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Diamond & Square Long
Side Dots: Antique White
Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Top Color: Vintage Toner / 1933 Ambertone
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany with Aging Toner
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16''
Saddle: Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Aged Waverly Nickel Open Back
Knob: Butterbean
Bridge Pin Material: Bone
Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
Case: Ply Hardshell
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Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss

Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss

$6,125.00
The future is here—and it’s Authentic. New for 2021, these Martin guitars deliver the most sought-after features from the Authentic Series and answer prayers from the enthusiast community. Regarded as the cornerstone of performance, Martin’s highly prized 1937 models set the benchmark for generations of guitars that followed. They remain sought by collectors and coveted by enthusiasts. This is the era where the stars aligned. 

The all-new 1937 inspired 28-Style Authentic Collection rewards players with the sonic superiority of Martin’s Authentic Series and the everyday practicality of a workhorse guitar. Time-tested features such as Authentic bracing as well as hide glue and cloth strip construction continue the tradition of acoustic excellence—now enhanced with a thinner top for commanding volume and the broadest possible dynamic range in this family of rosewood instruments. An adjustable truss rod gives enthusiasts the day-in, day-out reliability of an instrument that travels well AND responds to seasonal adjustments as it matures.

Series: Custom Experts
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top Material: Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 28 Multi-Stripe
Bracing Pattern: X Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
Brace Size: 1/4"
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag Authentic
Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Endpiece: Antique White
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Binding: Antique White
Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified V 30s Style Heel
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Plek: Yes
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay
Heelcap: Antique White
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 24.9"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Diamond & Square Long
Side Dots: Antique White
Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Top Color: Vintage Toner
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany with Aging Toner
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16''
Saddle: Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Aged Waverly Nickel Open Back
Knob: Butterbean
Bridge Pin Material: Bone
Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
Case: Ply Hardshell
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Hand-Made Processes

Typical turnaround is from a few months to a year, and one can expect a Martin Custom Shop model to run anywhere from $2,000 to $50,000, but hey, it’s custom! It’s up to you!

Martin Custom Shop Experience Program
Martin Custom Shop Experience Program

INTERESTED IN A CUSTOM MARTIN GUITAR?

If you are interested in a special build from the Martin Custom Shop, give us a call today! We can help make the perfect guitar to add to your own collection!

SHOP MARTIN CUSTOM SHOP GUITARS

Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss

Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Natural Vintage Low Gloss

$6,125.00
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss

Martin Custom Shop 000-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss

$5,210.00
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss

Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Natural Vintage Low Gloss

$5,210.00
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss
Martin Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss

Martin Custom Shop D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged Ambertone Vintage Low Gloss

$6,125.00

SHOP MARTIN STRINGS & ACCESSORIES

Martin Accessories / Strings / Guitar Strings Martin D500 Darco Acoustic 80/20 Bronze 12-String Lights 10-47 3 Pack Bundle
Martin Accessories / Strings / Guitar Strings Martin D500 Darco Acoustic 80/20 Bronze 12-String Lights 10-47 3 Pack Bundle

Martin D500 Darco Acoustic 80/20 Bronze 12-String Lights 10-47 3 Pack Bundle

$22.47
Martin Accessories / Strings / Guitar Strings Martin The Original M140 80/20 Bronze 12-54
Martin Accessories / Strings / Guitar Strings Martin The Original M140 80/20 Bronze 12-54

Martin The Original M140 80/20 Bronze 12-54

$5.49
Martin Accessories / Strings / Guitar Strings Martin MA175T Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 80/20 Bronze Custom Light 11-52 12 Pack Bundle
Martin Accessories / Strings / Guitar Strings Martin MA175T Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 80/20 Bronze Custom Light 11-52 12 Pack Bundle

Martin MA175T Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 80/20 Bronze Custom Light 11-52 12 Pack Bundle

$161.88
Martin Accessories / Strings / Guitar Strings Martin D210 Darco Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Extra Lights 10-47 12 Pack Bundle
Martin Accessories / Strings / Guitar Strings Martin D210 Darco Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Extra Lights 10-47 12 Pack Bundle

Martin D210 Darco Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Extra Lights 10-47 12 Pack Bundle

$59.88

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