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Martin D-28 Authentic Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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The Martin D-28 Authentic Guitar is a hand-constructed model that draws its inspiration from a stellar 1937 example and employs the use of hide glue ...Read More
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The Martin D-28 Authentic Guitar is a hand-constructed model that draws its inspiration from a stellar 1937 example and employs the use of hide glue as well as vintage "T" bar neck reinforcement. Other significant features on the Martin guitar include an Adirondack red spruce top with circa 1937 sculpted Adirondack bracing, a nitrate tortoise colored pickguard, Golden Era Style 28 diamonds and squares as fingerboard position markers, grained ivoroid bindings, black ebony fingerboard and bridge, fossil ivory nut and saddle, antique white bridge pins and a vintage style case.
Replicates the specs, materials, and processes used in the construction of the original pre-WWII instrument.
- Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
- Body size: D-14 Fret
- Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
- Rosette: Style 28
- Top bracing pattern: Standard X Scalloped (Circa 1937 Style), Forward shifted
- Top braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
- Back material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
- Back purfling: HD Zigzag
- Side material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
- End piece: Grained Ivoroid
- End piece inlay: Black/White Boltaron
- Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Top inlay style: Fine Herringbone
- Side inlay: None
- Back inlay: Black/White Boltaron
- Neck material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
- Neck shape: 1937 Contour
- Nut material: Fossilized Ivory
- Headstock Solid Brazilian Rosewood/Square Taper
- Headplate: Solid Brazilian Rosewood w/Large Golden Era Style
- Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
- Fingerboard material: Solid Black Ebony
- Scale length: 25.4
- # of frets clear: 14
- # of frets total: 20
- Fingerboard width at nut: 1-3/4''
- Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2 1/4''
- Fingerboard position inlays: Diamonds and Squares-Long Pattern ” Golden Era
- Fingerboard binding: None
- Finish back & sides: Polished Gloss
- Finish top: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
- Finish neck: Polished Gloss
- Bridge material: Solid Black Ebony
- Bridge style: 1930 Style Belly-Long Saddle
- Bridge string spacing: 2 5/16''
- Saddle: 16" radius/ Fossilized Ivory
- Tuning machines: Gotoh Nickel w/ Butter Bean Knobs
- Recommended strings: Martin M550 Phosphor Bronze
- Bridge & endpins: Antique White/Black Dots
- Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
- Case: V18A Vintage Style
- Interior label: None
- Electronics: None
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This is a beautiful, great sounding production guitar. I have owned 3 Martins during a 42 year period (a D-45, D-18 and a D-17), and many other acoustics and many electrics. I've played a D-28 many times and it is truly an exceptional guitar. However, the D-28s I played were truly vintage, not a modern re-issue, therefore making this Martin re-issue very overpriced. For this amount of money, you can have a custom hand-built guitar made by a master luthier that will sound better and be more original, with custom decorations. In my humble opinion, the master luthiers who charge for custom hand-builds in this price range are few and you can have one of their highly desired guitars if you have this kind of money and are willing to wait a couple of years at the back of the line for it to be built. Plus you can get excellent quality hand-builts from other master luthiers in the $5000 to $15,000 range. If you're going to spend that much money, get a hand-built not a production line guitar.
This guitar is truly an amazing piece of work. When I first picked it up it looked just like any other D-28, but of course a little more "Deluxe". This guitar sounds great, but I then I looked at the little tag.I honestly think a guitar is worth a lot, any guitar. But honestly I'm scared to spend above two thousand dollars for any guitar. Event thought it sounds... Amazing*... I just couldn't live without power and heat in my house for a year. *- It some how achieves a sounds better then an average D28 and more middley then a Taylor. It really is just an opinion. Overall, just by looking at it you can tell it is a great guitar. This only downfall is the price.. enough said.
Ok its a Martin so ??? This is a good guitar but its definately NOT WORTH THE PRICE !!! It sounds good cuz ive heard it but for the price.. nah!! You can get a better guitar and be more satisfied if you buy a 1000 to 5000 dollars guitar.. But i dont reccomend this one.
My father passed on three years ago and passed on his Martin D-28 Authentic Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar to me, his oldest son. He purchased it back in the early 1950's. He said it was the best when he purchased it and I can vow that he was right. I own many guitars but nothing can compare the the quality of this Martin. It's as ture today in sound as it was the first day he picked it up to play it. It's without the best I've ever played and I've played a lot of guitars in my time to name a few Gibson, Fender, Dove and many others. I'm 57 years old in case you were in question. When I "PASS IT ON" I'm sure this Martin will stay in the family for years to come. Without question I know my son will have many years of pleasure as my father and I have. It's not only a Martin, It's a family tradition.
I was disappointed that this did not come with a strap or extra strings and picks,so I held off buying it. Also I was told that it could not be heard over a drumset and bass. Other than that it is a very nice guitar.
I used to buy all the guitars that were like 1000 dollars a they had no sound into them. I was told by my manger to check out this giutar. So we went to a store to check it out. When I played it, it was like music to my ear hair. I loved it. I didn't care how much it cost, I had to buy it. So 33 thousand later I had it. I love this guitar.
These are very limited production guitars. Any thought that the neck would suddenly give way and damage the guitar or break strings is fictional at best. These are covered by full Martin warranty when purchased new. Martin is very good at fullfilling their warranty commitments, especially when the guitar in question is so special. These sound incredible and are beautiful instruments. I wish Martin would pursue individuals making false claims about their intruments. The biggest problem for me with the guitar aside from price is that the neck cross-section is too large for my hands. I played one and it sounded heavenly.
Please just try your very hardest to find and buy a real herringbone d-28. these reissue ones have EXTREME quality issues all over the place. Either find a real one, or buy a different kind of acoustic, there are plenty of great ones.