I was in the studio this morning and played two Martin D-28 Authentic 1941 guitars back-to-back. Both guitars are new, with less than 10 hours play time on them. Both have strings that are approximately 4 weeks old. Both have the same setup. The only difference is that one has the new VTS (vintage tone system) with torrefied top & braces. I did my best to play the same passages on both guitars. Let us know which one YOU like better!