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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.

Martin Dreadnought
The very first dreadnought guitars were designed and crafted by C. F. Martin & Co. in 1916, but marketed in Boston and New York exclusively under the Oliver Ditson brand. Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916. After Ditson went out of business in the early 1930s, Martin introduced the D-1 and D-2 dreadnoughts for standard playing style that would soon become Martin’s iconic D-18 and D-28 models. Over the past 100 years, the Martin dreadnought has helped define what an acoustic guitar can and should be, and subsequently, it has become one of the most popular acoustic guitar designs in the world. 


FEATURES
  • 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

Destined to become an heirloom, order this fabulous instrument today with the assurance of our dual satisfaction and best-price guarantees!

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MartinVintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (14)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Stays in tune (13)
  • Consistent (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 46 customers

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5.0

best guitar I've ever played

By Mr Dale

from Denmark

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    I don't gig with this guitar - I am simply too scared something might happen to it! It's my first choice studio guitar - it always sounds amazing - and the one I reach for whenever I want to play for fun.

     
    5.0

    Totally Awesome. OMG!

    By Art

    from Stuart, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording

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

      I bought a Taylor 810 CE a year ago and I thought I had the baddest mambajamba on da block. And I was until I strummed this exact HD 28 model in a competing retailer which is very similar to MF. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. I strummed it for about 10 seconds before I realized my Taylor was good but this was great. I got this same HD for 26hundred, with the case, plus tax using a 15percent discount coupon on a price. Mine had no electronics. Buy a K&K pickup fixed that with minimal intrusiveness. My point is I don't care who you buy it from but to shop it. But this IS what an acoustic is supposed to sound like: deep, rich, full and balanced. Now I can hear that my Taylor is good and its real perty but it ain't this.

       
      5.0

      Greatest guitar I have EVER had in my hands!!!!!

      By TD

      from Virginia

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any place you want to play.

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

        I've been playing over 40 years and owned some great Martins in my life but this is by far the best. Have heard other people playing the HD28v but have NEVER heard a dude. Expensive but well worth it. You really are getting what you pay for here.

         
        5.0

        This guitar is unbelievable!

        By Cvd

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Hahaha

        Best Uses

        • Anything

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

        Hands down best guitar I've come across so far. I was set on a Gibson but they just didn't have the magic this guitar has. there's a reason it's five stars everywhere you look. I played some really nice collings guitars that were great, but not any better than this in my opinion. Mine arrived with perfect action and intonation, new strings, gorgeous woods. I played one of these in a store and fell in love, so I was thinking maybe in time mine will sound as good as this. Haha. It sounded better than that one right out of the box. The fretboard feels so good and I love the thicker neck. Craftsmanship is so much better than the competition it's almost unfair. Also, Martin seems to be the most consistent from guitar to guitar that I've seen. All the high end stuff should be this way but sadly it is not. This model is great for strumming, and would be equally as good for finger style I think. Any type of music sounds great on it. Drop d, slide, capo, it invites anything. When I owned a previous Gibson, I could still enjoy my old Washburn jumbo beater. Not the case at all anymore! It's collecting dust and will be for quite awhile I'm sure! I gotta thank Derek and also recommend him, he's been a huge help and an awesome person thru this journey of finding the right guitar. Took three different guitars, but I ended up with the best of the best. Buying something like this online is frightening to say the least, but I trust the guys at private reserve. They'll go play these guitars, get an idea of what you're after, and make sure you get that on your doorstep... For a fantastic price. Very satisfied with my new acoustic and glad the search is finally over! I highly recommend this guitar if you can swing it..

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Martin For the Money

        By Country Picker

        from Beverly, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        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.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great

            By Mudguts

            from New York

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            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.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is THE one you must have!!!

                By RJS

                from Westchester County, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                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!"

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Words Cannot Describe

                  By jamesleigh22000

                  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.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Dreadnaught on the Planet

                  By Wildman

                  from Florida

                  About Me Experienced

                  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.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      It doesn't get better

                      By RJS

                      from Westchester County, NY

                      About Me Experienced

                      Ask me a question

                      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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