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Martin HD 28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
The Martin Standard Series HD-28 Acoustic Guitar represents an archetype of craftsmanship, fusing the timeless design of the Dreadnought shape with enhanced construction details that deliver a rich bass and sparkling top-end.
Constructed with a Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, the Martin HD-28 Acoustic Guitar embodies the rich tonal characteristics that Martin is known for. The Rosewood's lush overtones, coupled with the Spruce's crisp articulation, offer a sound that's equally at home strumming chords or playing intricate fingerstyle passages.
But the "H" in HD-28 is where this instrument stands apart. It stands for Herringbone, a reference to the exquisite Herringbone inlay around the perimeter of the top. This isn't merely a decorative choice; it's a signifier of the upgraded bracing inside. Unlike the D-28, which utilizes square bracing and a regular pattern, the Martin HD 28 Dreadnought boasts forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing. This modification in design grants the guitar a more responsive and resonant quality, truly setting it apart in both tone and playability.
A Select Hardwood neck with an Ebony fingerboard ensures comfort and precise note definition, while the Modified Low Oval, High-Performance Taper further enhances playability. The fingerboard's Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern inlay adds to the guitar's vintage charm.
Tuning stability is provided by Nickel Open Gear tuning machines, and the finish – available in Sunburst, Ambertone, and Natural Aging Toner Top with Gloss Nitro – adds a touch of classic elegance. Additional details like a Tortoise pickguard, Multi-Stripe rosette, and a Molded Hardshell case reflect Martin's attention to both function and aesthetics.
In the Standard HD-28, Martin has revisited history, creating a modern classic that pays homage to its heritage. With the iconic Dreadnought shape and design upgrades like the forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing, it's a guitar that acknowledges its roots while embracing innovation. Whether you're a fan of the traditional Martin sound or looking to explore the upgraded features, the Martin HD-28 offers a timeless connection to a rich musical legacy.
Shop more Martin HD-28 Guitars:
- Spruce top with Herringbone inlay
- East Indian Rosewood back and sides
- Select Hardwood neck, Ebony fingerboard
- 14-Fret Dreadnought body shape
- Scalloped, Forward-Shifted X-Brace
- Nickel Open Gear tuning machines
- Aging Toner Top, Gloss Nitro finish
- Includes Molded Hardshell case
|East Indian Rosewood
|Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern
|Modified Low Oval, High-Performance Taper
|Nickel Open Gear
|Scalloped, Forward-Shifted X-Brace
|Ebony Modern Belly with Drop in Saddle, 2 5/32" Spacing
|Aging Toner Top, Gloss Nitro
|Script Old-Style Overlay