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Martin Vintage Series HD-28VS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar   

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Appointed with the details and offering the sound that has made Martin dreadnoughts legendary, the HD-28VS is crafted with scalloped "X" bracing, a s...Click To Read More About This Product

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A triumphant addition to the Vintage Series.

Appointed with the details and offering the sound that has made Martin dreadnoughts legendary, the HD-28VS is crafted with scalloped "X" bracing, a solid spruce top, and East Indian solid rosewood back and sides. Its long-scale 25.4" mahogany neck has an ebony fingerboard with diamonds and squares inlays. Includes case.

FEATURES
  • Scalloped "X" bracing
  • Solid spruce top
  • East Indian solid rosewood back and sides
  • 25.4" scale
  • Solid mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with diamonds and squares inlays
  • Ebony bridge
  • Zigzag back inlay
  • Beveled tortoise pickguard
  • Micarta/Corian saddle/nut
  • Vintage sidemount tuners

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MartinVintage Series HD-28VS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin HD-28-VS

By Robert H.-RNma8

from The Kansas Prairie

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

I bought a Martin D-35 in 1973 (new) and thought if I ever found a better sounding guitar, I'd buy it. Once when the D-35 was back at the Martin factory for a re-fret, I played an HD-28-V and thought it sounded better, so I bought it. When the D-35 came home, I figured out I was wrong. The HD-28-V was nice, but I still liked the D-35 better. Then I played an HD-28-VS. I played it along side the D-35, just to make sure, and I had to have one. There are some suttle differences between the HD-28-VS and other guitars. Perhaps because of the location of the bridge on the body? This guitar has only 12 frets clear of the body (as compared to the Martin Dreadnought's usual 14) which moves the bridge closer to the tailstock. Anyway, what ever it is, this guitar seems to have the strong, firm tone of a really old D-28 in the upper registers, but it has an excellent bottom end as well. The bass has the low, mellow tone like a D-35, but with more power. Excellent sustain as well. I now have both the D-35, and the HD-28-VS, and will probably keep them both until I drop dead. The HD-28-VS is without a doubt the best sounding guitar I have ever played. I prefer it way over the D-41 (and I've played several) or any Gibson I've ever picked up. These are not cheap by any means, but worth every penny in my book.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just A Great Guitar

By LOGHAVENPLAYER-Sb60.

from North Dallas area

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

I had previously owned an HD-28VS and had to sell it due to some serious financial needs for my parents. I really did hate to see it go. Fortunately, I have purchased another one and am awaiting delivery. The feel of this guitar is fantastic and the sound is very pure and mellow. I play in an acoustic praise band at our church and this guitar fits in very well, not over powering. I am planning on putting a Fishman acoustic pickup on it for regular gigs. Stringing it with 11's makes it great for blues picking and bending. Can't wait to get my new one. Would highly recommend this guitar. A little pricey, but well worth it!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow

By Michael

from undisclosed

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

      Wow. This guitar sounds like the strings have been dipped in honey. It sounds so sweet.

      I does sound very different from my D-28 and D-41 which have the Martin chiming dreadnought sound.

      It is incredibly beautiful.

      I think I can hear how the shorter neck seems to put the chords and notes into the center of the guitar and then allows them to flow out oh so beautifully!

      I simply love it.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
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      Martin D-28VS

      By Dirtrich

      from Texas

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

      Absolutely the best sounding guitar I ever had in my hands. I own several Martins and a Gibson and the 28 is by far the better for playability and pure solid sound.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet sounding guitar

      By Kawaihae

      from Northern California

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

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

        Amazing bell like clarity of tone on this Martin. It is a 12 fret and is very responsive and sensitive, no need to push this one to the limits.

         
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        The BEST they is !!!!

        By Daddy Rabit

        from Southern Blueridge Mountains

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        Pros

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

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          Best Uses

          • Bluegrass
          • Country & Western Music
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Singer
          • Small Venues
          • Song Writer

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

          I have a Sunburst HD 28VS it is the best all around guitar tone my old D 35 is the best rhythm sound and my D 18V is the best for lead but the HD 28VS is the total of both in tone .

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