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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural 

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  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Black and white rosette
  • Black pickguard
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Since its debut in 1931, the D-28 has remained the standard by which all large-bodied, steel-string guitars are measured.

The tone of the Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar is what separates it from all other guitars. It has a solid Sitka spruce top with glossy finish, special East Indian rosewood for the polished back and sides, and genuine ebony fingerboard and bridge. With its rich, resonant warmth and punchy volume, the D-28 is particularly well-suited to music styles requiring loud, powerful rhythm accompaniment. Includes Martin deluxe hardshell case and limited lifetime warranty.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Black and white rosette
  • Black pickguard
  • X-bracing
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Neck width at nut 1-11/16"
  • 25.4" scale length
  • 20 frets
  • Includes case

A firm tone foundation to build your songs on. Order today.

 
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MartinStandard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (16)
  • Stays in tune (15)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Fun to play (12)
  • Consistent (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (13)
    • Jamming (12)
    • Recording (8)
    • Small venues (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simply wonderful!

    What can I say that has not already been said about this iconic guitar? I bought my first D-28 brand-new in 1972 after saving money by basically starving myself for a month. I...Read complete review

    What can I say that has not already been said about this iconic guitar? I bought my first D-28 brand-new in 1972 after saving money by basically starving myself for a month. I wish that I still owned that one! Since then, I have been through a lot of guitars, many of them more expensive, but none of them better. I now own a used D-28, complete with dings and scratches put there by its previous owner. It is my favorite guitar. It goes with me to bars and music jams, and it is the one that I usually pick up when I'm playing at home. It feels as comfortable as an old pair of jeans, and always sounds great. Every now and then I think that a new guitar would be an improvement in that elusive sound that I have been pursuing my entire life. So I go to a music store and try one, always leaving it at the store and returning home to my old plain-Jane D-28. Did I say that I love it?

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Martin d28 acustic guitar

    Sharp frets had to return to Musicians friend. It's been 12 days and I still haven't received my money back...

    Sharp frets had to return to Musicians friend. It's been 12 days and I still haven't received my money back...

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    2.0

    Martin d28 acustic guitar

    By Rick

    from Iowa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    Sharp frets had to return to Musicians friend. It's been 12 days and I still haven't received my money back...

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    5.0

    Awesome guitar

    By Willboy2

    from Bay Area, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I've been playing for a long time. I originally bought a Taylor 810, which I still have and am completely/utterly disappointed by. When I got this D-28, I knew immediately that I'd struck gold. The only complaint I have is that the action was set so high that it was barely playable. This, of course, is a factory issue and has nothing to do with Musician's Friend. As of this writing, the guitar is still at my local guitar store where it's been since I received it 3 days ago. I have played this model, just not my own. I was awed by this guitar's performance, when I played it. Play it. You'll want one too. Well balanced, suitable to all styles. Deep powerful bass and sharp crystal clear highs. Great sustain. I really don't have you prototypical guitar player's hands, but this neck on this baby makes it easy.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love my Martin!

        By Rev Roy

        from Enid, OK

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune
        • Unsurpassed Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          This is my first Martin and I couldn't be happier with it. The instrument itself is as beautiful as the sound it produces. Chris Martin says his iconic company produces "a tone wrapped in wood." Yep...and what a tone it is!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Even better than I expected!

          By Big Arm

          from Wilmington, NC

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          Most guitar players know that the Martin D-28 is the gold standard in acoustic dreadnaught guitars. I had been looking for a good deal on one online and found a a gently used one here in Musicians Friend. The price was really good so I took a leap of faith and purchased it. I expected to see some slight cosmetic issues but when it arrived it was spotless. It looked and played beautifully and I could not be more pleased. It is not often in this life that you get something that turned out better than you expected. I love it!!!!

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          5.0

          Everything you'd expect and more

          By Misha

          from Vegas baby!

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune
          • What's Not To Like

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            As advertised. The best acoustic guitar I've ever played....will have lifelong enjoyment from this Martin. Finish, fit and attention to detail superb. Big huge rich sound...begs for you to play a booming G chord. Will never need to buy another acoustic guitar again.

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            4.0

            good

            By uneedaman

            from uneeda wv

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

            • Discords

            Best Uses

            • Personal Use

            Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            When i tune it up and strum a G sounds good,when i strum a D it discords a little.Must send back and have adjustments made,other than that this is a fine built guitar

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            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Guitar

            By Canegrinder

            from Florida

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              My new (new to me) D-28 is more than I expected from a used guitar. It was in like new condition. I could not be happier. It even smelled new. Something magic happens when you hold and play a guitar that you have dreamed of owning your entire life. My only regret is I wish I could have gotten it a little sooner. At age 77 I don't have a lot of time to enjoy it but I will enjoy it as long as possible. Thank You Musicians Friend for the great deal on this Guitar.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Been waiting 20 years

              By Gnixle

              from Liberty, ME

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                It was described as being in near mint condition and it was. It still had the plastic on the pick guard. It arrived on time and was almost in tune.. I've wanted a Martin for a long time but always felt I couldn't afford one. Now that I have it I am very happy. The tone is great and it has great volume. You can play over people talking.
                This is the first instrument I ever bought without playing it first.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The absolute pinnacle of Acoustics

                By mhzdog

                from Edgewater MD

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                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Got What I Paid For
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  I knew a d-28 would be pricey, I knew it would be beautiful, I had know idea it would so thoroughly set itself so far above any acoustic I have played. The fullness of the sound is absolutely incredible, the richness and tone that this instrument creates is indescribable. Effortless harmonics and clarity, and natural volume that defies belief. Not to mention when your not playing you can't help but stare at it, it is in and of itself a piece of art. If you play a guitar, don't make a buy until you've put one of these in your hands, It lives up to the reputation.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  D-28 Sunburst

                  By Blue

                  from Chesterfield, VA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Looks
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Sound
                  • Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming

                    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    Love the D-28 for bluegrass music and loved the sunburst top for added beauty. Got a great price and received the instrument on time, so all is good.

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