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Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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 Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916.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
Warranty
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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinStandard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

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(57 of 109 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

1940 D-28

By Martin Man

from Williamson Wv

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

My mom purchased my 1940 D-28 Martin for me a few years ago and I wouldn't take nothing for it. It is by far the best sounding guitar I have ever played. If the new D-28's are anything like mine they can't be beat. They are like fine wine they get better with age.

(50 of 59 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

RickyBobby

By RickyBobby

from Virginia

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

Best dang guitar I ever did own. Totally rocks. Booming base tone with delicate, yet not washed out, high end. Recommend anyone considering getting one to stay with medium strings as Lights greatly reduce the wonderful sound of this guitar. Outstanding workmanship and quality. You can easily find this guitar for 60% of retail so it ends up being a great value.

(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

1970 Martin D-28

By eddie s

from Albany, San Diego, Atlanta,

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

I bought my "28" off the Rack in 1970 and though I have tried others now and then it is still the best sounding guitar around, without electronics...Amen!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar

By Drew

from Ct.

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

I bought This Today,and all can say is WOW ,this guitar sounds great,I Love it,I just put it Away after 8 hours of playing it,Time flys when your having fun.This is a Fine Guitar,try it,and you will love the Tone.now I know what they mean when they say Martin.

(8 of 8 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!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get your D-28 today

By Tony F

from Indianapolis,IN

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

Sustain,harmonics,projection-it's all here.After playing all different genres for 40 years,with almost as many guitars,I bought a Martin D-28 two years ago after playing another one at a blues jam at the local blues bar.I went to GuitarCenter and paid cash after strumming my particular instrument for ten minutes.My other instruments stay in their cases now. Play one-you will buy one!

(7 of 8 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.

(6 of 6 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.

(6 of 8 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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar!

By Jon

from Plano, TX

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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!

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