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Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar  

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Overview

  • Solid Adirondack spruce top
  • Scalloped 5/16'' Golden Era solid Adirondack spruce braces
  • Forward-shifted X-bracing
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As close as you can get to a Golden Era D-28 without a second mortgage.

Crafted to evoke the same powerful tone and sonorous projection as a pre-WWII D-28, the Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar differs only by using the much less scarce, and therefore more affordable, Indian rosewood instead of Brazilian rosewood. Using only premium-grade solid Indian rosewood for the back and sides and a solid Adirondack spruce top, the Marquis Guitar delivers powerful sounds with scalloped Adirondack spruce braces and forward-shifted X-bracing. A special aging toner gives the wood a vintage countenance.

The list of historically accurate details, nearly overwhelming and totally exhaustive, captures the authentic spirit of the Martin D-28: mahogany blocks/dovetail neck joint construction, slot-through saddle, herringbone binding, neck dart, zipper back marquetry, ivoroid binding, herringbone top trim, Waverly butterbean tuners, and old-style wood fiber rosette.

The Martin D-28 Marquis also has a beveled and polished tortoise pickguard; ebony bridge with long saddle; modified V-shaped neck; ebony fretboard (1-3/4" nut, 25-2/5" scale) with diamond and square inlays; and fossil ivory nut, saddle, and bridgepins (with black dots).

The Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar is a lovingly crafted Indian rosewood version of the discontinued D-28GE. Includes case.

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Features

  • Solid Adirondack spruce top
  • Scalloped 5/16'' Golden Era solid Adirondack spruce braces
  • Forward-shifted X-bracing
  • Solid East Indian rosewood back
  • Sitka Golden Era back braces
  • HD Zig Zag back purfling
  • Solid East Indian rosewood sides
  • Old-style wood fiber inlay rosette; Style 28
  • Grained ivoroid endpiece
  • Black/white wood fiber endpiece inlay
  • Grained ivoroid binding
  • Fine herringbone top inlay
  • Black/white fiber back inlay
  • Genuine mahogany neck
  • Mahogany blocks/dovetail neck joint construction
  • Modified V neck shape
  • Fossilized ivory nut
  • Solid/long diamond/tapered headstock shape
  • Solid Indian rosewood headplate
  • Grained ivoroid heelcap
  • Solid black ebony fingerboard
  • 20 frets
  • 25-2/5" scale
  • Neck/body joint at 14th fret
  • 1-3/4'' nut width
  • Diamonds and squares long pattern fretboard inlays
  • Solid black ebony bridge
  • 1930s style belly - long saddle bridge
  • 2-5/16'' string spacing at bridge
  • 16'' radius/fossil ivory bridge saddle
  • Nickel open gear tuners w/butterbean knobs
  • Fossil ivory w/black dots bridge and end pins
  • Martin SP 4200 Medium Phosphor Bronze strings (recommended)
  • Tortoise color/beveled and polished pickguard
  • Polished gloss/dark filler body finish
  • Polished gloss/aging toner top finish
  • Semi-gloss/dark mahogany stain/dark filler neck finish
  • Includes 545 Geib-style case

Out of Martin's esteemed special-edition series comes the D-28 Marquis, a guitar that resonates with rich, harmonic tone and is visually distinguished by classic Martin appointments. Make sure you get yours—order today!

 
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MartinD-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
    • Recording (3)
    • Small venues (3)
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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Dream Fulfilled

    By skunkbeard

    from Clarence, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar:

      I waited 40 years to get this guitar. It was worth the wait. I bought a Martin 000-16GT tobide my time and a few years later I got my chance to buy a D-28 as I'd dreamed of for decades. After trying a few different modles, I found a D-28 Marquis and tried it. The sound caught me and hasn't let me go. The power of the adirondak top was awsome , and, 7 years later it is even more so as the wood has opened up. The simple appointments stand in contrast to the beautiful harringbone design just add to the feast.

      I am an old 12 string player and I love the wider neck. My biggest supprise was how easy it is to play with those medium strings.

      The guitar is a complete pleasure

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great finger picker's guitar

      By Bruce

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful
      • Incredible Sound
      • Obvious High Quality

      Cons

      • Not Good For Pick Style
      • Too Wide Up The Neck

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar:

      I love the guitar, beautiful, excellent craftsmanship,perfect wood combination, great sound. However, I returned the guitar because the neck is too wide up the neck. It has wider-than-I-like string spacing as you go up the neck making pick-style playing difficult for me. I wish Martin would put the performer neck on this guitar. On my 028EC, the modified V neck is very playable and feels good. On the Marquis, it is too big and feels clunky. If you like the wide string spacing at the 12th fret, then you cannot go wrong with this guitar. But if not, you will never be completely happy. I also am not crazy about the non-gloss neck finish. Thanks to Musician's Friend for the excellent service including the trouble free return policy. You guys really know how to run a business.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Dread you can get

      By guitar jammer

      from nashville, tn

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Adi Toprose Wood Combo
      • Beautiful Wood Throughout
      • Consistent
      • Fossilizedivory Nutsaddl
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Neck
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Allany
      • Can Cover The Spectrum

      Comments about Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar:

      Very loud and sonorous. has beautiful understated appointments, and really is reasonably priced. Particularly good guitar if you like wide string spacing at both nut and saddle. Seems to not have a volume ceiling and sounds terrific played soft or finger style as well. The mod V neck took about a week to get use to, now I don't even notice it. If you're looking for a Spruce/Rosewood dread this guitar deserves a very serious look. The Adirondack top is icing on the cake- and, again, very loud. I've owned some very good dreads and this one is, by far, the best.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Marquis D28 v

      By Rockin Robbie

      from Vancouver BC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Best Ax Ever
      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ax
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar:

        Hi ive owned many martin ,Morgan ,Blueridge,tinny-Taylor, and breedlove,I tested all d16rlsh,d18,hd 28v,d35,41,and the bling d45,GP,s and older d28,s and then the D28 Marquis v and holy moses,Blown away,so I just got this marquis and was instantly hooked and stoked ,,its a bit wider neck but the sound is like a thundering piano,deeep-bass cannon ,,thrilled to death and going to stick a SD pickup or K&K,Getthis guitar ya wont be sorry ,,,cheers

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        (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Martin D28 Marquis

        By Stargazer55

        from Langhorne, PA

        Comments about Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar:

        I've owned my Marquis since July of '08. This is my dream guitar come true. When I bought this guitar home to family & friends, they thought I was out of my mind when they heard what it cost. Then, when I played it, their jaws nearly hit the floor and they all understood & agreed that it was worth the price. I own 11 other guitars and this gets about 90% of the playing time. In my opinion, its the combination of the Adirondack top & Martin craftsmanship that make the difference. When I took it to Nashville this Summer it was a hit with all who had a chance to play and hear it. The most common reaction was "Wow!"This guitar will remain in the family well past my days.

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        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Last Next Guitar

        By Martin Picker

        from South Central PA

        Comments about Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar:

        This IS the holy grail of guitars. I've been through them all and this is it. I even sold a D35 I had hanging next to it because I knew it would never get played again. I put medium guage Martin SP+ strings on it and it plays like a dream. The sunburst is beautiful, and it's otherwise plain appearance is insignificant once you play a lick. I practice with a couple of others who are amped and I cut right through with no mic or anything. I've even been to the factory and met several of the craftspeople that built it. No wonder Martin is the king of the hill.

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        (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Martin D-28

        By Guitarman-uvoWD

        from Eagle River, AK

        Comments about Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar:

        Received my D-28 in Sunburst. A very beautiful guitar which was set up perfect. No quality issues to complain about. I also own a Martin D16GT and a Blueridge Carter Stanley. The D-28 has the best sound of the three. I am unhappy about the plainness of the guitar for the money. It is not any nicer than my 16GT other than the sculpted V on the backside of the headpiece. I am now wishing I would have spent a little more and bought the Martin Marquis Edition.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Spectacular-will give you the fear

        By Wooley

        from Corpus Christi, TX

        Comments about Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar:

        I have purchased a gun to protect this thing.Only flaw is the pickguard. I have seen better quality pickguards on cheaper Martins. I have put serious consideration into finding a way to de-value this thing without affecting the sound in order to ensure that I never sell it.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        a pleasure to play

        By David Morrison

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Comments about Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar:

        This is the first "nice guitar" that I've ever owned. I wanted to upgrade, I saw this on the wall and gave it a try. The sound was rich, deep bass with out being muddy. The highs are clean, powerful and just as resonate as the bass notes. i could hear all of the notes in an open chord clearly. It was a religious experience. The price scared me away and I looked around for 2 months, Taylors, Martins, Gibsons..nothing compared or made the impression that the D=28 marquis made. I had to pony up. I'm so glad I did. I've had it for a year and I'm still in love with it. It beckons me daily. It's craftsmanship is a pleasure to hold.I was well worth the money, especially when you calculate the joy that you will receive for the rest of your days.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        THE best guitar on the market !!!

        By Terry-Sawra

        from North Carolina

        Comments about Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought this model after going through lots of Martins over the years. To me, this guitar is the best model Martin makes if you want the sound of a prewar 28 with the comfort of a thinner neck. Lots of bass and wonderful tones. Can't wait to hear the thing really open up after a few years of playing! The adirondack top makes this guitar sound simply wonderful.Hey, just spend the extra money and get THIS one, and it will be the last guitar you ever own!

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