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Description: Martin D12-28EDIT
Originally introduced in 1973, the Martin D12-28 is a 12-string guitar based on the classic body design of the D-28. It features a sitka spruce top braced with a 5/16” standard “X” pattern, east Indian rosewood back/sides, and select hardwood (usually mahogany) neck. Ebony is used for the bridge and fingerboard and bone is used for the nut/saddle. Just like the D-28, The D12-28 puts solid construction and choice materials before flashy inlays and binding. For instance, even today, only a white/black Boltaron strip (the same plastic used in airplane overhead compartments) is used for the body/back binding and inlay. However, function determines where the D12-28 differs from the D-28. In order to help reduce the added pull from the extra strings, Martin uses a 24.9” scale length and recommends extra-light gauge strings. The fingerboard width at the nut and 12th fret are also increased. Players like David Gilmore (Pink Floyd), Alex Lifeson (Rush), and Dave Matthews have used the D12-28.
Where to Buy: Martin D12-28Street Price: $2,399.00 / MSRP: $3,149.00
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- Pros: Full bodied TONE, mine has a bear-clawed figuring on it's spruce top, it simply has the sound of all of my favorite 60's - 70's artists, Simon & Garfunkel, Dan Fogelberg, Neil Young, Beatles and Byrds.
- Cons: We the only "Con" is that the neck width is of coarse wide as are all 12 strings, I actually often only use the D and the G string double stringed, that makes it easier to play and I use heavier guages on the single strings.
- Experience: I own it
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Specifications: Martin D12-28EDIT
|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|