The Martin HD-28 dreadnought acoustic guitar is one of the most popular models that Martin produce, adhering strictly to their impeccable reputation for crafting exceptional guitars. For nearly two hundred years, Martin have honed their instrument-building skills, and as you'd expect from a company who pioneered the dreadnought guitar, X-bracing and the 14-fret model, it is only fair to say that the modern acoustic guitar would not exist in the form that it does without their developments.
The back and sides of the guitar are built from solid East Indian rosewood, which produces a warmth that is infused with a stability that enables it to produce deep, rich tones. Not only that but it looks absolutely gorgeous too. The HD-28 has a driving mid to low-end energy that produces a forceful punch. The top has been crafted using solid Sikta spruce, a brilliant North American tonewood that has the enviable combination of being lightweight whilst retaining exceptional resilience, strength and elasticity. Due to its superb resonant qualities, spruce enables the soundboard to project a big sound with ease. Thanks to the standard "X" scalloped bracing pattern, the top is reinforced to prevent the chance of warping over time, but is able to resonate freely.
The neck is cut to the low profile neck shape to guarantee a reassuring feel in the hand without feeling cumbersome or bulky. The neck has a generous 25.4” scale length, which is home to 20 very playable frets. The fingerboard width at the nut is 1-11/16” extending to 2-1/8” at the 12th fret. Although some fingerstyle players may prefer a 1-1/3” width at the nut, the guitar still accommodates fingerstyle beautifully. Married to the neck is a solid black ebony fingerboard, which is home to a total of 20 frets, with 14 clear frets. Martin's "style 28" position inlays provide a stylish navigational aid.
The body top beneath the soundhole and along the lower bout is protected from pickscrapes that can occur during performances by a tortoise colour pickguard. The chrome enclosed tuning machines with large buttons uphold tuning integrity with the utmost precision. The bone nut maintains string tension keenly, whilst the solid black ebony bridge provides a seamless connection between the strings and body for optimum intonation.
The body is bound by a white boltaron, which encases the stunning natural finish in style. Protection has been given to the woods in the form of polished gloss to the top, back and sides. Martin has developed their own unique recipe to guarantee the woods are protected from unwanted damage, temperature/humidity changes, without impeding the woods ability to resonate to their fullest.
The Martin HD-28 dreadnought acoustic guitar is quite simply one of the finest acoustic guitar models available, built by a company who have been crating impeccable acoustic guitars since 1833. To ensure you model is kept safe and sound, Martin have included a deluxe hardshell case.
Manufacturer Martin Model HD-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Construction Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint Body Size D-14 Fret Top Material Solid Sitka Spruce Rosette Style 28 Bracing Pattern Standard ''X'' Scalloped Top Braces Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16'' Back Material Solid East Indian Rosewood Back Purfling HD Zig-Zag Side Material Solid East Indian Rosewood Endpiece White Boltaron Endpiece Inlay Black/White Boltaron Binding White Boltaron Top Inlay Style Bold Herringbone Side Inlay none Back Inlay Black/White Boltaron Neck Material Select Hardwood Neck Shape Low Profile Nut Material Bone Headstock Solid/Diamond/Square Taper Headplate Solid East Indian Rosewood /Raised Gold Foil Heelcap White Boltaron Fingerboard Material Solid Black Ebony Scale Length 25.4'' Number of Frets Clear 14 Number of Frets 20 Fingerboard Width at Nut 1-11/16'' Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret 2-1/8'' Position Inlays Style 28 Finish Back and Sides Polished Gloss Finish Top Polished Gloss Finish Neck Satin Bridge Material Solid Black Ebony Bridge Style Belly Bridge String Spacing 2-1/8'' Saddle 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone Tuning Machines Chrome Enclosed with Large Buttons Bridge and End Pins White with Black Dots Pickguard Tortoise Colour Included Accessories 640 Moulded Case
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