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Martin Custom HD-28 VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar 

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Limited to 100 pieces, this Custom HD-28 VTS acoustic dreadnought couples classic sound with modern playability and craftsmanship. This guitar was de...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-20-2017

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One of Martin's favorites given a special torrefaction process to give you a more broken in look and tone right out the box.

Limited to 100 pieces, this Custom HD-28 VTS acoustic dreadnought couples classic sound with modern playability and craftsmanship. This guitar was designed to target the highly-collectible vintage sound and tone of Martin’s Golden Era, the 1930s. As many of you know, this time period produced the finest steel string acoustic guitars in the world. Martin guitars from the 1930s are considered by many to be a benchmark for the acoustic steel string guitar. Today, if you could find one, you would pay anywhere from $100K to $400K.

However, with Martin’s revolutionary Vintage Tone System, a proprietary temperature aging process, they are able to target the sound of their vintage acoustic guitars within a decade. Martin has honed this process by benchmarking some of the finest examples of their 182-year history, found in their Nazareth, PA museum. Once they have aged the top to the correct moisture content and look of the period, it is ready to be placed on only the finest custom and authentic models.

With the custom HD-28 VTS, they selected a premium-grade of Sitka spruce for the top, and temperature age it to target the sound of the 1930s. They then combined this VTS top with the precision and playability of a modern HD-28 to create a dreadnought guitar that has an extraordinary sound, with the playability of modern precision and technology. The HD-28 VTS has a clear, defined treble and midrange tone, with a very balanced, punchy bottom end. Best yet, the guitar is limited to 100 pieces.

USA-made in Nazareth, PA.
Comes with 640 molded case.

  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka
  • Back & sides: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Sitka, Scalloped 5/16"
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Low profile
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Fingerboard: Black Ebony
  • Neck wood: Genuine Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Chrome
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Bone nut, compensated bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: VTS
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: United States

Only 100 made. Order now to get yours before they are gone.


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Custom HD-28 VTS from Musician's Friend

By yenbar1

from Kentucky

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Comments about Martin Custom HD-28 VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

A great instrument at an awesome price with outstanding customer service. What more can I say? Keep up the good work !!

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For It's Price Range...As Good As It Gets

By fleetwooddave

from Tennessee

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Comments about Martin Custom HD-28 VTS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I have owned Gibson's...Taylor's...Takamine's...and so on, but never a Martin.I am not easily satisfied, so I new I would have to get my wallet out if i didn't want to just "settle" for something.After hours of trying out different guitars and reading reviews,I made the decision on a HD-28.I liked the way they felt and played,not to mention great tone.I was merely rolling the dice by getting the VTS custom version. Brother, let me tell ya, the tone coming out of this thing is exactly what I have always desired to own.

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