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Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst 

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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 ...Read More

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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
 
4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

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    (33)

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    (3)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (17)
  • Stays in tune (16)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Consistent (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (13)
    • Jamming (12)
    • Recording (8)
    • Small venues (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16)

    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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    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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    5.0

    Get yourself a Martin

    By Bill

    from Hickory, North Carolina

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Dosen't Loose Valuegains
    • Just Gets Better With Age
    • Pride In Owning The Best
    • Sweetest Sound

    Cons

    • None None At All

    Best Uses

    • Basic Of Bluegrass

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

    I've owned my Martin 28 since 1981. Still hasn't Belled. Neck straight. Action perfect. Plays like a professional guitar is suppose to play. If you are going to play. Enjoy playing. Don't buy no junk or cheap guitar. That's my 2 cent.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    D-28P

    By Dubya

    from Chatham, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        First off my guitar is the D-28P, no longer a standard offer, but other than the neck it is the same guitar. I bought it over a year ago. When I first got it I wasn't all that impressed but over the year it has became my favorite out of the 9 guitars I own. The P neck I have really learned to like for flatpicking individual notes, decreases my chance of fingering multiple strings and prevents muffled sounds, yet doesn't hamper strumming chords. The sound has improved dramatically over the past year as it has opened up. The top has beautiful grain and is perfectly book matched, the sides are nicely matched also.

        Now for the complaints (minor cosmetic complaints). The back is not book matched, the wood is pretty but not book matched like the rosewood side. At the 15th and 16th fret there are glue splatters, which I didn't notice till after having the guitar for a month. These complaints are minor but still disappointing for $2400 guitar, and I would consider the D-28 Martins flagship axe, so I would expect better quality control. Still I love the guitar but can't give it a 5.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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...

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 3 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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              Verified Buyer

              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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                (11 of 11 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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (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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