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Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar   

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The Martin HD-28V Vintage Dreadnought Guitar incorporates the most popular pre-war features into a vintage Herringbone D-2 format. Grained ivoroid bi...Read More

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A gorgeously crafted evocation of the pre-war instrument.

The Martin HD-28V Vintage Dreadnought Guitar incorporates the most popular pre-war features into a vintage Herringbone D-2 format. Grained ivoroid bindings, forward-shifted scalloped bracing, butterbean tuning machines, and diamond-and-squares fingerboard inlay are combined to make an exceptional pre-war replica both in tone and appearance. Limited lifetime warranty. The HD-28V includes a deluxe Martin hardshell case.

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  • Incorporates the most popular pre-war features into a vintage Herringbone D-2 format
  • Grained ivoroid bindings
  • Forward-shifted scalloped bracing
  • Butterbean tuning machines
  • Diamond-and-squares fingerboard inlays
  • Includes deluxe Martin hardshell case
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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MartinVintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 42 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Stays in tune (10)
  • Consistent (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (4)
  • School bands (3)
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5.0

Best Martin For the Money

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from Beverly, Ohio

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Loud! This thing is a monster and it's not even broken in yet. Played it next to the authentic 1937 and it held it's own for thousands less. I would like to have a gloss neck and adirondack top but who wouldn't, I've got no complaints. Now to get these finger-grinding Martin strings off of it and get a set of Elixirs. My hat's off to the boys in Nazareth.

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      5.0

      Great

      By 

      from New York

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          High quality wood and craftsmanship, you can see where the extra money went compared to a D28. I loved the D28 I had but there are differences, If you ask me I think the D28 may be a little overpriced. The sound of this guitar is amazing, Beautiful low end and rings like a bell. The neck has more heft to it then the D28, It is what a Martin should be, Impeccable. Also the case is heavy duty, a plus. I would give up my wife before I gave up this Martin in a holdup! There is no doubt. Musicians Friend is the best! The guys in the private reserve shop are great.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is THE one you must have!!!

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          from Westchester County, NY

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            This is my favorite of all my guitars, and I have many. If I could only keep one guitar it would be my HD-28V. I LOVE this guitar, and will never part with it. I give my kids anything and everything I can, but they will be waiting a long time to get their hands on this guitar. I almost never have to tune it, but I also keep it humidified and that makes a big difference.
            Buy this guitar even if you can't afford it- once your wife hears the sound she will stop complaining and just say, "wow!"

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Words Cannot Describe

            By 

            from College Station, TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I researched Martin guitars for quite a while before deciding to get the HD-28V. It is expensive, but worth every penny and then some. This is the holy grail of guitars. Some people say it is the best-sounding Martin. I can't really comment on that, because the HD-28V is the only Martin I have ever played. But I will tell you that I wouldn't be surprised if this is the best Martin. I think it is certainly the best under 5 grand. The tone and playability are second to none. Deep, rich, balanced, this guitar has it all. I literally cannot put it down. Like my title says, words cannot describe what this guitar sounds like and how elegant it is to play. If you are put off by the price tag, I recommend saving for the HD-28V for however long it takes until you can afford it. It's that good. This is a guitar I will always treasure and one which will give me a lot of inspiration.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Dreadnaught on the Planet

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            from Florida

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                This guitar is absolutely the most beautiful looking and sounding guitar I have ever seen or heard. The quality of the fit, finish, and tone is second to none. I can see why the pre-war Martins are so highly regarded. Deep bass, rich mids, and clear highs. Had a good professional setup done with low action and it's a pleasure to play. It's an American crafted icon, the standard by which all other guitars are measured, and well worth the investment. Impressive heavy duty top quality American made case too.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It doesn't get better

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                from Westchester County, NY

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  If you have the money, buy it!
                  If you don't have the money, start saving, and be patient.
                  This guitar is worth every penny, and more if they are having a sale! I can't get through the day without playing this beauty. In fact, I think I'll go play it again right now- it's calling me.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Best Martin I Have Ever Played

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                  from OR

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Volume
                  • Rich Overtones
                  • Very Good Playability

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Any

                  Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  This is the best guitar I have ever owned. I had a guitar that sells for a very similar price that I traded toward this one and it was worth the loss that I took to get it.

                  The best thing about this guitar is the rich and inspiring tone. It has a very good bass response, yet is much more balanced than some would lead you to believe.

                  I have Martin Tony Rice Signature monel strings. They are the only strings that really work for a guitar like this. They have a decidedly different feel than typical bronze strings. They bring out the full tone of the guitar without any hype.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I Own And Love This Guitar!

                  By 

                  from NYC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Making Music

                  Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  In 2008 I was looking for a proper acoustic guitar to use for recording and possible live use.

                  I went to Guitar Center and I played as many as I could: Epi Masterbuilt guitars (they were not in fact built by masters, and sounded like cheap imports), Yamahas (nice sounding), Gibsons (terrible workmanship on them and I will avoid their non-1960's guitars like the plague until I die). I think I even tried a Taylor or two.

                  I asked the salesman for a Martin 28. He said he had two- a regular 28, the other an HD28V. As soon as I had the 28V floor model in my hand I knew it was right for me- Clear highs, fantastic bottom end without the boom, and everything in between.

                  I A/B'd it against every Martin they had- another 28, the Clapton model, a 15, 35, and a 45. Nothing could touch the HD28V. NOTHING! I went home, slept on it, and went back and bought the floor model the very next day. 5 years later and it is still the finest sounding guitar I have ever heard or played. FYI, my lead guitarist has some choice vintage gear, including a 56 Martin, and he always mentions how great my HD28V sounds.

                  My advice: If you are looking for a quality instrument, one that you will not outgrow, look no further because the HD28V is the real deal.

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                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Oh_My_God!

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                  from washington dc

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • You're Kidding Right

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Music Under The Sun

                  Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  I have tried all the martin dreadnought guitars from the low to the high, save the authentics. This guitar is the best guitar Martin has to offer. Superb tone, bass, power, articulation. Notes sing all the way up the register. I could find no dead spots. You can play it softly or forcefully and it will respond with both power and grace. It will beat any other production dreadnought out there. Taylor? a piece of firewood next to it. Gibson? Keeps up in volume, but not in tone. Lesser Martins? It eats them for lunch with room for dessert. D18GE, D/HD 28, or D/HD 35? Sounds unrefined next to it. You must try this guitar before purchasing anything else, it's that good.

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great guitar. Better buying experience.

                  By 

                  from Brookfield, CT

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    I love my HD28V. The guitar seems to sound better and better with each passing day. It's tough to say how much of that is just personal perception but there is no doubt this thing is a true tone monster. Chris at MF Private Reserve was incredibly helpful in finding the right guitar for me and really went the extra mile. Thank you Musicians Friend for selling me the guitar I will enjoy for many years and then pass down to my son some day.

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