The Martin D-28 2017 Standard Series Acoustic Guitar benefits from the experience that comes with 184 years of guitar making, as well as some updated appointments to make it better than ever before. As the go to model for many a music legend from Hank Williams to Bob Dylan, skirting genres from country and folk to alt-rock and pop, the D-28 has seen and done it all. In securing its legacy, the team at Martin have harmoniously paired vintage with modern with sublime results.
Classic dreadnought body
The Martin D-28 is crafted to the classic dreadnought body shape, a robust and uncompromising powerhouse that is an absolute workhorse, offering a sweet balance between comfortability and projection. The back and sides are built using East Indian rosewood, which walks beautifully with the dreadnought's shape to cultivate a rich tonal foundation infused with low-end warmth and power. The mid to low-end energy remains focused and tight, and never strays into muddy or boomy sounding territory.
The top material is Sitka spruce, a wood that is highly regarded by luthiers thanks to its highly resonant character, and articulate notes. Reinforced using a non-scalloped, forward shifted X-bracing pattern, the top is protected against unwanted buckling or warping whilst retaining its ability to resonate freely. Whether you're performing alone or with an ensemble, using the D-28 to accompany vocals or playing an instrumental piece, you have a wide tonal palette to play with across a wide dynamic range.
The select hardwood neck is crafted to a modified low oval profile with a high-performance taper, to maximise the playability and comfort of this model to suit modern playing styles. Married to the neck is a sumptuous ebony fingerboard, which is home to 20 frets that are decorated with mother-of-pearl position inlays. The satin finish across the neck ensures that unwanted stickiness or tackiness does not impede your movement along the neck, so that you can execute flawless performances.
The headstock proudly displays Martin's logo, whilst housing nickel open gear tuning machines that uphold tuning integrity dutifully. The bone nut maintains string tension for a uniform playing feel during performances, whilst the solid black ebony bridge creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain.
Included hardshell case
The Martin D-28 2017 Standard Series Acoustic Guitar in natural has been treated with aging toner to give it that played-in look. Lovingly built by a team who deserve their outstanding reputation for building excellent instruments, when you buy a Martin D-28, you are buying a guitar that if treated with the respect it deserves, can ne be passed down from one generation to the next. Each model is supplied with a hardshell case to protect and preserve your beloved dreadnought.
Manufacturer Martin Model D-28 2017 Standard Series Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Sitka Spruce Body Material East Indian Rosewood Body Finish Polished Gloss Body Colour Natural Body Finish Gloss Bracing Non-Scalloped Forward Shifted X Brace Rosette Multi-Stripe Neck Material Select Hardwood Neck Finish Satin Neck Profile High Performance Taper Fingerboard Material Solid Black Ebony No. of Frets 20 Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Style 28 Dot Bridge/Saddle Ebony/Compensated Bone Pickguard Black Tuners Nickel Open Gear
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