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Description: Martin D-28EDIT
The Martin D-28 14 fret dreadnought guitar first appeared in 1934. With a solid sitka spruce top braced with a standard “X” pattern and mahogany neck, the D-28 differs mainly from the popular D-18 in its use of east Indian rosewood instead of mahogany for the back and sides. Known for its power, the D-28 owes its large booming sound both to the dreadnought shape—a wider waist and deeper body—coupled with rosewood for the back/sides. Players such as Hank Williams, George Jones, and Elvis Presley and Paul McCartney have used the D-28. Until around 1945, Martin scalloped the braces for added response and lows. Today, the Martin HD-28 provides the scalloped braces. High quality materials like bone and tusq are used on the nut and saddle respectively.
The guitar was built with Brazilian rosewood until 1969 when the wood became too expensive.
The D-28 was selected as one of seven guitars that change the way we play in an article in Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s November, 2008 issue.
This guitar won the Gold award for Acoustic Guitar of the Year in Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 2008 Player’s Choice Awards.
Where to Buy: Martin D-28Street Price: $2,299.99 / MSRP: $2,999.00
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- Pros: If you want to strum like Elvis or Johnny Cash, the Martin D-28 is the guitar for you. Those guys used this guitar for a reason. It really is the all-time classic dreadnought. It's loud, it's got great bass and it just sounds perfect.
- Cons: I wish the fretboard was still solid black ebony rather than striped ebony. I'm also not crazy about the black pickguard. Might prefer something more like a tortoise.
- Experience: I've used it
I like this product because it is a classic. When you strum it, it reminds you of something you ...Read More
- Pros: Perfect tone with an unsurpassed quality
- Cons: Pick guard too plain and not in line with the overall quality & price of this instrument
- Experience: I own it
The Martin D-28 is the perfect acoustic guitar for stage and studio. The action is ideal and the ...Read More
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Specifications: Martin D-28EDIT
|Construction:||Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint|
|Body Size:||D-14 Fret|
|Top:||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Top Bracing Pattern:||Standard ''X''|
|Top Braces:||Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''|
|Back Material:||Solid East Indian Rosewood|
|Back Purfling:||Style 28|
|Side Material:||Solid East Indian Rosewood|
|Endpiece Inlay:||Black/White Boltaron|
|Top Inlay Style:||Multiple Black/White Boltaron|
|Back Inlay:||Black/White Boltaron|