Crafted to evoke the same powerful tone and sonorous projection as a pre-WWII D-28, the Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar differs only by using the much less scarce, and therefore more affordable, I... Click To Read More About This Product
Crafted to evoke the same powerful tone and sonorous projection as a pre-WWII D-28, the Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar differs only by using the much less scarce, and therefore more affordable, Indian rosewood instead of Brazilian rosewood. Using only premium-grade solid Indian rosewood for the back and sides and a solid Adirondack spruce top, the Marquis Guitar delivers powerful sounds with scalloped Adirondack spruce braces and forward-shifted X-bracing. A special aging toner gives the wood a vintage countenance.
The list of historically accurate details, nearly overwhelming and totally exhaustive, captures the authentic spirit of the Martin D-28: mahogany blocks/dovetail neck joint construction, slot-through saddle, herringbone binding, neck dart, zipper back marquetry, ivoroid binding, herringbone top trim, Waverly butterbean tuners, and old-style wood fiber rosette.
The Martin D-28 Marquis also has a beveled and polished tortoise pickguard; ebony bridge with long saddle; modified V-shaped neck; ebony fretboard (1-3/4" nut, 25-2/5" scale) with diamond and square inlays; and fossil ivory nut, saddle, and bridgepins (with black dots).
The Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar is a lovingly crafted Indian rosewood version of the discontinued D-28GE. Includes case.
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 Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916.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.
Solid Adirondack spruce top
Scalloped 5/16'' Golden Era solid Adirondack spruce braces
Solid East Indian rosewood back
Sitka Golden Era back braces
HD Zig Zag back purfling
Solid East Indian rosewood sides
Old-style wood fiber inlay rosette; Style 28
Grained ivoroid endpiece
Black/white wood fiber endpiece inlay
Grained ivoroid binding
Fine herringbone top inlay
Black/white fiber back inlay
Genuine mahogany neck
Mahogany blocks/dovetail neck joint construction
Modified V neck shape
Fossilized ivory nut
Solid/long diamond/tapered headstock shape
Solid Indian rosewood headplate
Grained ivoroid heelcap
Solid black ebony fingerboard
Neck/body joint at 14th fret
1-3/4'' nut width
Diamonds and squares long pattern fretboard inlays
Solid black ebony bridge
1930s style belly - long saddle bridge
2-5/16'' string spacing at bridge
16'' radius/fossil ivory bridge saddle
Nickel open gear tuners w/butterbean knobs
Fossil ivory w/black dots bridge and end pins
Martin SP 4200 Medium Phosphor Bronze strings (recommended)
Tortoise color/beveled and polished pickguard
Polished gloss/dark filler body finish
Polished gloss/aging toner top finish
Semi-gloss/dark mahogany stain/dark filler neck finish
545 Geib-style case
Paper label signed by CFM IV
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Comments about Martin Marquis D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:
Very comfortable guitar with stellar tone and sustain. Love the fast action with the modified V neck and 1 3/4" Nut. Flawless craftmanship by Martin...
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