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Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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The tone of the Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar is what separates it from all other guitars. It has a solid Sitka spruce top with glossy finish, special East Indian rosewood for the polished back and side... Read More

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The tone of the Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar is what separates it from all other guitars. It has a solid Sitka spruce top with glossy finish, special East Indian rosewood for the polished back and sides, and genuine ebony fingerboard and bridge. With its rich, resonant warmth and punchy volume, the D-28 is particularly well-suited to music styles requiring loud, powerful rhythm accompaniment. Includes Martin deluxe hardshell case and limited lifetime warranty.

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 Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916.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.


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Features Body
  • Body type:D-14Fret
  • Cutaway:Non-cutaway
  • Top wood:Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides:East Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern:Non scalloped X-type
  • Body finish:Gloss
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Low profileStandard Taper
  • Nut width:1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard:Ebony
  • Neck wood:Select Hardwood
  • Scale length:25.4"
  • Number of frets:20
  • Neck finish:Satin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:No
  • Brand:Not applicable
  • Configuration:Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ:Not applicable
  • Feedback filter:Not applicable
  • Tuner:Not applicable
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:East IndianRosewood
  • Tuning machines:Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Bridge:Ebony
  • Saddle & nut:Compensated/Bone
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:None
  • Case:Molded Hardshell
  • Accessories:None
  • Country of origin:United States
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MartinStandard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Unbelievable tone. I love to play it.

By Big Poppy

from N. Ky area

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    What a great sound. Play it and you will know why Martin is the best.

     
    5.0

    so good

    By Chuhao

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    so good

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome guitar!

    By Jon

    from Plano, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I was not sure about buying a D-28 but played one and really loved the neck and great tone! I hear a lot of people love this guitar as well as the haters... All I can say is I had a nice Taylor 512 12 fret and a larrivee d-05 I love both of these guitars but would choose my D-28 over them both! Not for looks but for great deep sound! That's my preference! Guitar Center Plano did an awesome job helping me out and making me feel good about my purchase!

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Martin doesn't need an introduction

    By JOE ACCARDI

    from Lake Worth, FL

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    And you don't need another person telling you how great the D28 feels, how beautiful it looks or how wonderful it sounds. It is all of that in spades. There is not a note on any fret that comes up sharp of what it's supposed to be. Martin didn't design this guitar, his guardian angel did. Every time I went into a GC store I'd go in the back and try the Tayler's, Martin's, Gibson's...I always came back to the D28. I couldn't afford a new one, but started saving my pennies. While saving I came up with the idea of checking GC's web site for used D28's. Everyone knows that a Martin guitar gets better with age. Right? Now vintage is going to be way out of my price range, but I found that a 3-15 year old isn't as pricey as you might think. I found 8 guitars that were already affordable, but I will admit I included the D35's in my search. My hat's off to everyone at all the Guitar Center stores across the country. Everyone I spoke to gave me an honest evaluation of the guitar they had at their store. It only took 3 phone calls to find a 2005 model with the hardshell case. I still saved $1000 even with the shipping charges & tax. I got lucky. The previous owner never took the plastic protective sheet off of the pick guard. Yes...I did take it off. The guitar has to have some character, right? Many thanks to Mark in the Sranton PA GC. This guitar is appreciated more than you can imagine.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    As good as wine!!!

    By CRISTIANO SCHMITT

    from Manhattan, New York

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought my Martin D-28 a year and a half ago, at Manhattan GC. Everytime I open the case, which is wonderfull, I can feel the smell of wood coming from the guitar. I had to low the action a little bit, but still playing with the 12 gauge strings. They put some richness into this guitar voice. The lows are very good, the middles are smooth and well balanced and highs are very fine too. Not that kind of sparkling highs as Taylors have, which I find a little anoying with the time. I prefer the Martin?s voice. This guitar is a keeper. My granchildren will play and have fun with this Martin cause it seems to last forever! Very well built, flawless crafted. As the time went by, it became better, just like wine! When I bought it, I found it a little pricy, nowadays a think it was very cheap due to it?s superb quality.

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Tone Heaven

    By Roy Pilgrim

    from Bryan, Texas

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I've wanted one of these babies for years, and finally took the plunge. For several years I've played a Martin DC16GRTE, (which is a wonderful guitar in it's own right) but have always wanted the D-28 model. Beautiful craftsmanship, just makes it hard to not just look at even when not playing it. Then, you pick it up and notice how good it "feels." If a guitar doesn't "feel" good in your hands, you're just not going to sound your best when playing it. Then you begin the music, and it's "tone heaven" all the way. I tried the Taylors, several models, in fact. The Taylor guitar has a wonderful neck, and the craftsmanship is one of excellence, and they build a beautiful guitar, but the D-28 tone is what I had to have. Great, lightweight, hard shell case. If you can't tell by this review, I LOVE this guitar! Thanks to my main man Doug, at the North Austin GC store for great customer service. I return to him time after time for my larger purchases.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exquisite Craftsmanship.

    By Luis Cruz

    from Orlando, FL

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    When you play one of these babies, you feel the rhythm, chimes and melodies of love from the Martin employees who labored over this guitar. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to buy my D-28. Thanks Rich P. at GC WInter Park, FL for spending the time with me trying out all the guitars.

    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gibson Hummingbird vs Martin D28

    By Charles Mclendon

    from Georgetown, Ky.

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I have bought one of each from the Guitar Center in Lexington Ky. I am glad I don't have to choose just one. They are both works of art in looks and sound. LOVE THEM BOTH. Also, the staff at the store are fantastic to deal with, especially Josh, the store manager. Their repair service is also excellent.Prices are fair for the work they do.Good value. Buy one of each and live a little. You won't regret it.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Martin D28 Sunburst

    By BOB REZNIK

    from Southlake, TX

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I already have a Martin 00016RGTE, and I wanted to put some money into a classic Martin that would retain its value over the next 40 years and hand down to my kids, considering how old Martins sell for $30k+. I love my smaller Martin with the pickup, and it's been 10 years since I've played a dreadnaught. Ordered the Sunburst direct from Martin through Guitar Center and picked it up at the store. Checked it over in the store, took it home and WOW! I forgot how rich and deep the sound of a Martin dreadnaught can be. The D28 sunburst is not only a beautiful guitar, I've fallen in low with the traditional sound, AND how easy it is to play. So I have the best of both worlds, an electric acoustic that can be amplified, and a great non-electric that sounds great out on the patio without any boost.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Listen to this

    By Marina Borik

    from Los Angeles, California

    Comments about Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    Hello everyone. I never right reviews on any of the products i buy, but i just had to for this guitar. this is one of the best instruments i have ever played, and i have played a lot of em! The price tag is up there, but hey its a martin that goes approximatly 10% up in value per year so it is worth it. a lot of people like the HD-28 , but for me it was too dark and not boomy enough, but i guess it all depends on the style of music you play. if you want one of the cleanest, open, and warm sounds that you have ever heard out of a guitar, then definitly get the guitar. The only downside is that the ebony fingerboard isnt as black and great as the older models used to have, but should not be a determining factor. overall im still shocked at the sound of the guitar and ive had it for 3 weeks, and it'll keep only gettin better as the wood opens up. :} i would just recommend not buying online and rather go to a retail location as it is a handmade guitar and every guitar will sound different. i tried 3 D28's at guitar center hollywood until i picked which one i liked! hope this helped!

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