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Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar

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This exquisite Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium guitar has many of the same specs as the famed Eric Clapton model, without the special appointm...Click To Read More About This Product

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This exquisite Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium guitar has many of the same specs as the famed Eric Clapton model, without the special appointments and with a slightly wider neck. Features the smaller 000 body size and a 24.9 in. scale length. Crafted with a solid spruce top, black and white rosette, standard 5/16 in. bracing, solid rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, and white binding.

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FEATURES
Model: 000-28
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: 000-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Style 28
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X''
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling: Style 28
Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Endpiece: White Boltaron
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: White Boltaron
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
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: 24.9''
# of Frets Clear: 14
# of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12Th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28
Fingerboard Binding: None
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss ; Sunburst Available At Additional Cost.
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 W/ Large Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin Sp Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (Msp7100)
Bridge & End Pins: White W/ Black Dots
Pickguard: Black
Case: 630 Molded
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MartinStandard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Try one before considering a Dread!

Up until I ?discovered? hand-crafted custom and smaller-bodied guitars over the last 2 years, I?d only owned and played Dreads, including 5 Martins. With respect to Martins, I find the combination...Read complete review

Up until I ?discovered? hand-crafted custom and smaller-bodied guitars over the last 2 years, I?d only owned and played Dreads, including 5 Martins. With respect to Martins, I find the combination of the 000 body size / and low profile neck on this 000-28 & the 00 size / and modified low oval neck on my 00-16DBR to be the two Martins that are the most comfortable for me to play (though I will never part with my ?74 D12-18 dread 12-string). Many like the mod V neck of the EC model. My 00-18V had that neck style but I found it difficult to play. The 000-28 isn?t as ?big? sounding as my HD-28 was, but unless you need the volume to cut through a Blue Grass mix, the sound and tone are ample, rich and silky. (You can always pop in a soundhole PU and play thru an amp in that case!). While finger-style playing seems better suited for this model, it?s no slouch in the flat-picking or rhythm/strumming department either. You owe it to yourself to try one, especially before you consider a Dread.

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Awful Tone

Sorry but because the standard 00028 doesn't use scalloped bracing and uses regular x-bracing instead, it sounds like it was built with old kitchen cabinet back luan plywood or a Gibson Keb Mo because...Read complete review

Sorry but because the standard 00028 doesn't use scalloped bracing and uses regular x-bracing instead, it sounds like it was built with old kitchen cabinet back luan plywood or a Gibson Keb Mo because the top can't vibrate enough. I bought this from my son who needed money and that's why I own one. Even the GC MMV concert sized with its scalloped bracing sounds great as do all scalloped braced Martin concerts. Yep, I'm a Martin dread guy (I have a D-18, HD-28 and D-35) and know that dreads have deeper and fuller tone but this 00028 sounds dead and not appealing at all. I think if they'd just scallop the bracing on this and their standard 00018 and allow the spruce to move, it would sing opera like Martin's other concert sized guitars with scalloped bracing.

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(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Try one before considering a Dread!

By Pro From Dover

from NJ

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Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

Up until I ?discovered? hand-crafted custom and smaller-bodied guitars over the last 2 years, I?d only owned and played Dreads, including 5 Martins. With respect to Martins, I find the combination of the 000 body size / and low profile neck on this 000-28 & the 00 size / and modified low oval neck on my 00-16DBR to be the two Martins that are the most comfortable for me to play (though I will never part with my ?74 D12-18 dread 12-string). Many like the mod V neck of the EC model. My 00-18V had that neck style but I found it difficult to play. The 000-28 isn?t as ?big? sounding as my HD-28 was, but unless you need the volume to cut through a Blue Grass mix, the sound and tone are ample, rich and silky. (You can always pop in a soundhole PU and play thru an amp in that case!). While finger-style playing seems better suited for this model, it?s no slouch in the flat-picking or rhythm/strumming department either. You owe it to yourself to try one, especially before you consider a Dread.

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

my best friend in life

By Dale Guitarman

from Detroit (Motown), Michigan

Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

I couldn't imagine spending the last 54 years of my life without music, and, especially since l969, when I was blessed with my own 00028 Martin. It has overcome time, hardship, wive(s), random occurrences for overall joy, happiness, and self-expression. It is my BEST FRIEND!

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin 000-28

By Randall Pandolini

from Los Angeles

Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

Nice tone, neck feels great, plays effortlessly, stays in tune, and lots of fun to play.
Everything you need in an acoustic guitar!!!
Well built musical tank!!!
Worth every penny!!!

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice guitar for the money.

By FrankK

from Midwest.

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Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

If you are looking for the value point in the Martin line of small body guitars, this is it. Versus what you might get in a Taylor at this price point, the appointments are pretty basic. However, the woods, materials, and construction are 100 percent Martin quality -- no compromises in this area.Many compare this quitar to the 000-28ec (which I own). This is somewhat valid, but if the 000 is a Toyota, the 000-28ec is a Lexus. Same tone, but I find the 000-28ec to be more responsive. In addition to responsiveness and appointments, there are a couple other differences between the models: neck shape (low oval vs. mod v) and nut/bridge width. I don't think these differences affect the sound, but they do change the playability.All in all, I consider this guitar to be the least expensive "real" Martin small body guitar. I think most any player would be pleased with it.

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply beautiful

By musicman69

from spartanburg, SC

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Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

Acoustic guitar at its best. The warm, balanced tones and the smaller 000 shape are amazing. Although it is a bit expensive, this guitar is well worth the price.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I wish i could marry this guitar!

By MickinLondon

from London, England

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

      I have only one negative thing to say about this guitar. I lose time. I can't walk past her without picking her up and then 2 hours have passed suddenly by.

      I tried both the standard and EC versions and bought the standard as it just sounded more to my liking i.e. more raw - had the cash for either. I tend to use mine for blues/folk type music (finger/flat picking).

      I've had her for a year now and my love just grows. The one con that i see others complain about is loudness. If you want a loud guitar go buy a dreadnought, not that the 00028 is all that quiet. A fender strat is not loud enough until you amp that baby up! (poor comparison but i'm sure you get my point).Do the same here if you wish to leave the house with her and perform i.e. if you are able to stop playing her and manage to get out the door.

      I wish you all the enjoyment that I get from this beautiful instrument.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for my needs

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

      Beautifully constructed auditorium guitar! 14 frets clear , 24.9 scale. I love its easy playability and warm, balanced tones. Not too loud but strong enough to fit my needs when I want to finger-pick, play blues or for smooth flat-picking. It doesn't have great volume but I don't need that because I play on my own at home. Don't need to change a thing on this guitar. It is an excellent addition to the other guitars I have including dreadnoughts and small bodies from Martin, Taylor and Larrivee.I highly recommend this great Martin auditorium guitar if you are looking for a top-quality balanced sound and playability. Fingering this guitar may be hard or strange to some who aren't use to the smaller scale size or have for those who have larger sized fingers but it's a problem that can be very easily overcome in time and with practice.Randy

      (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Solid Martin

      By GingerKid81

      from Iowa

      Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

      I've had this particular model [000-28] for about 10 years. It's smaller/thinner body is comfortable and spits out a good, solid tone. It quickly moved into the position of being my main acoustic, and I haven't regretted it since.If you prefer a 'lighter' sound, but still want that hint of Martin tone, this is a great buy if you can afford the price tag!

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      gcdbanjo

      By Gerry-TPOXZ

      from Nevada

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      Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

      I had decided on a Gibson AJ but stopped at my local music store to check out a Clapton Martin 000-28. They happen to have a 000-28 and a Clapton signature. I couldn't stop playing them both. I felt that the 000-28 was better suited to me than the AJ. I also felt that while I would like to have the Clapton because "it is a Clapton" there weren't enough reasons to spend the additional dollars. They both sounded the same to me. My wife couldn't tell the difference when she back to the guitars. If you are looking for an acoustic blues guitar it is difficult to pass this one by.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WOW....what a fine instrument

      By TJ4

      from Mississippi

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      Pros

      • Beautiful Wood Finish
      • Consistent
      • Easy to play
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Impressive
      • Nice Case Too
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • None Nada Zilch

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Own Enjoyment
      • Play Often
      • Practicing
      • Sing Along
      • With Friends

      Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

      I always wanted a Martin 000-28 Standard guitar and I'm very pleased with my purchase. This will likely be the last acoustic guitar I will buy. No need for another. The Martin quality that musicians expect and appreciate.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A work of art!

      By Guitarist who teaches English

      from Bradford, Pa.

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      Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

      Perfection is the best word for this guitar. From its shimmering sounds to its exquisite looks, it represents the highest level of the guitarmaker's art. I highly recommend it.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By Mudguts

      from New York

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

          First off Musicians Friend is a great company I've been using them for fifteen years now and have never had a problem. I bought this Martin used with great results this is the 2nd used guitar from MF and glad I did, the 000-28 was in excellent condition and as described. Sounds and plays beautifully, I have a Gibson Hummingbird that I love, I only mention this because these are two different animals entirely. While the Gibson has it's own sound all together and is something I will never give up I feel the same for the Martin because it is great for fiddling around as well as flat picking while much easier to play. I highly recommend the Martin for jamming and doodling great guitar.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great small-body acoustic guitar

          By JFreed

          from Houston Texas

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

            First of all, I'm a Martin fan thru-and-thru. I own a few other Martin guitars (HD-28 and D-16) but wanted a nice small body guitar that I can eventually gift to my daughter. This OOO-28 is nicely finished, plays wonderfully and really captures the Martin-tone I've come to love. The best way to describe the tone is delicate...its balanced, articulate and dynamic; but when I really lean on it strumming, it thins out a bit. I know its not fair to compare to compare it to my dreadnoughts, but if you're needing volume I'd look elsewhere.

            Fingerstyle playing is a dream with its shorter scale and body size is very comfortable while sitting. It really has a sweet tone and plays great all over the neck and very pleased with it overall.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best instrument I've owned

            By Jamiewroten92

            from Meadville, MS

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not Very Loud

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

            The instrument is overall an excellent one. The only setback is that it isn't extremely loud, making it difficult for a large crowd jam. But plugged in, it's the best.

             
            2.0

            Awful Tone

            By Larry the Logger

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Flat Sound
            • X-Bracing Too Stiff

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin Standard Series 000-28 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar:

            Sorry but because the standard 00028 doesn't use scalloped bracing and uses regular x-bracing instead, it sounds like it was built with old kitchen cabinet back luan plywood or a Gibson Keb Mo because the top can't vibrate enough. I bought this from my son who needed money and that's why I own one. Even the GC MMV concert sized with its scalloped bracing sounds great as do all scalloped braced Martin concerts. Yep, I'm a Martin dread guy (I have a D-18, HD-28 and D-35) and know that dreads have deeper and fuller tone but this 00028 sounds dead and not appealing at all. I think if they'd just scallop the bracing on this and their standard 00018 and allow the spruce to move, it would sing opera like Martin's other concert sized guitars with scalloped bracing.

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