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Martin Custom CS-D28-12 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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The CS-D28-12 is a gorgeous 14-fret dreadnought highlighted by its Cocobolo back and sides, and Adirondack spruce top. Cocobolo is a rare and dense tonewood from Mexico that delivers beautiful bell-li... Read More


The CS-D28-12 is a gorgeous 14-fret dreadnought highlighted by its Cocobolo back and sides, and Adirondack spruce top. Cocobolo is a rare and dense tonewood from Mexico that delivers beautiful bell-like tones. The custom model features two way trussrod, forward shifted and scalloped bracing along with herringbone trim. Also included on the CS-D28-12 and new for 2012 is the Custom Shop Thin Finish package. This nitrocellulose finish is 40% thinner than the standard C.F. Martin nitrocellulose finish. Only 125 of these instruments will be made for the world in 2012.

  • D-14 size
  • Solid Adirondack spruce top
  • Solid Cocobolo back and sides
  • Standard ''X'' scalloped top bracing
  • Solid black ebony fingerboard
  • Model: CS-D28-12
    Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
    Body Size: D-14 Fret
    Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
    Rosette: Style 28
    Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Golden Era Style), Forward Shifted
    Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
    Back Material: Solid Cocobolo
    Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag
    Side Material: Solid Cocobolo
    Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
    Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Fiber
    Binding: Grained Ivoroid
    Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone
    Side Inlay: none
    Back Inlay: Black/White Fiber
    Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
    Neck Shape: Special Shape / Hand Carved
    Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory
    Headstock: Solid/Long Diamond/Square Taper
    Headplate: Solid Cocobolo
    Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
    Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
    Scale Length: 25.4''
    Number of Frets Clear: 14
    Number of Frets Total: 20
    Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
    Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamond & Squares - Long Pattern (Golden Era Style)
    Fingerboard Binding: none
    Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss / Thin Finish
    Finish Top: Polished Gloss / Thin Finish
    Finish Neck: Satin
    Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
    Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Long Saddle
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Fossilized Ivory
    Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel Open-Gear w/ Butterbean Knobs
    Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
    Bridge & End Pins: Fossilized Ivory w/ Black Dots
    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
    Case: Geib style - Custom Shop
    Interior Label: none
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Gorgeous sound. Modest, yet striking looks.


from Alexandria, VA

Comments about Martin Custom CS-D28-12 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I went into GC last weekend to look at D41's and D42's, and ended up coming back home with this beautiful instrument. The tone from the Cocobolo back and Adirondack spruce top is incredible. Very clear highs, booming lows. All in all this guitar can play as loud of as soft as you want to go, and it holds perfect balance at any volume. Very modest looks (with the exception of the beautiful grain of the wood) makes it even better --- tasteful fretboard inlays, and none of the ugly hexagons from the d45 and d41. If you're going to PLAY and not just COLLECT, pay more for the wood and less for the inlays. It's quite simply the best sounding guitar that I've ever picked up.

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