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The Martin HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic is a re-creation of the legendary herringbone D-28-style guitars, with a Sitka spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, and mahogany neck with ebony fi... Read More

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The Martin HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic is a re-creation of the legendary herringbone D-28-style guitars, with a Sitka spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, and mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard. Vintage appointments include herringbone top trim, a traditional zigzag backstrip, and Martin's famous scalloped X-bracing that allows the top to vibrate more freely, yielding a louder, more open tone.

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  • Re-creation of Martin's legendary herringbone D-28-style guitars
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Scalloped X bracing
  • Solid rosewood back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Herringbone top trim
  • Zigzag backstrip
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MartinStandard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic
 
5.0

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5.0

Nice

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from Alpharetta Ga.

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic:

    I ordered the HD 28 from the guitar center during a 500 off Christmas sale. I had originally planned on picking the guitar that struck me but there was a very limited selection. I took a gamble and ordered one sight unseen. I don't regret it though. Its a beautiful instrument. I own quite a few high end and even custom guitars. The HD28 has a great sound. Its very loud, percussive and rings like church bells. I was truly surprised at the volume even though I had played many before. I have to say that the action is a bit higher and the strings are a little heavier than I am used to. I wont change anything though, I just love the way it sounds and I am getting used to it now. After the first day long jam session, my fingers were shot for days. It was worth it though. It seems to steer me in directions musically that I might not ordinarily go. My buddy really wanted an HD28 after that session. I think this guitar is worth every bit what I paid. Martin makes a fine instrument. I now own two Martins and I am quickly becoming a Martin fan boy hah.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Out of this world good

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    from Portland, Oregon

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    Comments about Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic:

    I bought a HD28 a month ago. It is out of this world! It sounds like a rosewood Martin should. There's a sweet chime to open chords and each note is clear and distinct; the bass notes are deep and powerful but the middle and treble notes aren't overwhelmed in the least. And the volume! For years I've been playing a wonderful Larrivee OM model that is mellow and soft, and all of a sudden I have this dreadnought that is much, much louder by any measure. I'm learning that I need to develop a subtler, gentler strumming technique, not unlike what one might use on an electric guitar. But when I fingerpick it's nice to call on that volume with just the slightest increase in plucking pressure. I guess that's in part due to the medium gauge strings that came with the guitar, I've been playing lights on my OM. The woods used in Martins the past few years are supposed to be the best in decades and of course the craftsmanship is superb. No need to get it set up, out of the box the action felt good to me. All and all it is a joy to play this guitar. Can you tell I like it?

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    (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A long time commin'

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    from York, PA

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    Comments about Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic:

    Just returned home from Guitar Center in Lancaster, PA with my brand new, just arrived from the factory HD 28. She was still in the box, Dan V. the store manager unpackaged her and we both were awestruck by her beauty when we opened the case. She was detuned from the factory so I tuned her up and struck the first D chord and she shimmered with the sweetest sound. I proceeded to strum through chords all the way down to G and I was in 7th heaven. After so much obsessing and researching and reading and youtube reviews I finally had her in my hands. I finally got her home and had the chance to really look her over, this guitar is flawless and the rosewood grain and color is absolutely stunning. The herringbone trim and ebony and spruce top are something to see. I am relatively new (3+ yrs) to guitars but a lifelong music lover(to the power of 10). Had I only picked it up earlier in life...but better late than never. I am looking forward to years with my Martin and I'm sure she'll only sound better as the years pass. With that said I can thank all who gave such favorable reviews and put so much info on the web about the HD 28. I played some Martins before my purchase tonight and new I would end up with one. I think all you other Martin owners out there can understand my intense joy at this moment. God bless America and The CF Martin Company!!

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Martin's Best

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    from Columbia, MD

    Comments about Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic:

    There's a reason why people say the HD-28 is the best sounding Martin guitar. Clear, crisp trebles, Deep rich bass. And chimey mids that don't get lost in between. Excellent note separation, sustain and projection. I own 7 Martin's. The HD-28 is my favorite. It's the ultimate Martin dreadnought. It's the one you dream about. THE guitar for life.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Timeless

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    from Austin, TX

    Comments about Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic:

    This guitar is absolutely timeless. It is the classic dreadnaught acoustic guitar. I bought my at GC seven years ago and I can't get over it. I've bought and sold many many guitars but this one just sticks around because it's amazing. Good for all types of music, built to last, and I swear the tone just keeps getting better! This guitar is worth the investment. Couldn't be happier.

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mine

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    from Michigan

    Comments about Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic:

    Yep, it's mine....and it'll stay mine forever....2 years now and I just keep falling in love again.... :}

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The only acoustic guitar you will ever need

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    from Nederland CO

    Comments about Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic:

    Looks good, plays good, and sounds exactly like what you ever imagined what a acoustic guitar should sound like it aint what you hit its how you hit em mine is a keeper because it is so much fun to twang on id check ebay or graigs for one if you cant get a new one these things are timeless and you will dig having one im giving my opinion of the guitar not GC I actually got mine from GC and they were great with the sale because I wanted a new one from Nazareth they went over board for me mine is way used now and still looks and sounds great and getting a little more color in the wood if you can get one used, don't be scared. just think of the hole in willy nelsons martin he dug over the years

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It Does Not Get Any Better Than This One - Sweeeeeeet Martin Sound

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    from Sebring, Florida

    Comments about Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic:

    Over the years I have owned many guitars, including other lower priced Martins that got me hooked on Martins. After many years on my wish list, a few weeks ago I was finally able to purchase the guitar of my dreams, a Martin HD-28 . If you have ever played a Martin, you will know what I mean when I say, I love this guitar. It has brightened my life to the max as this guitar makes even me sound great as it produces its sweet Martin sound with each chord I play. Strummed or finger picked, it does not get any better than this Martin HD-28. A special thanks to Joey at the GC Port St. Lucie store - I highly recommend Joey for help with all of your guitar needs.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Magical Martin from Mom

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    from Sylva, NC

    Comments about Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic:

    I lost my dear mom to lymphoma this past October and during her 3 year battle I had become extremely down about life. When I received some money she had left me, I went to Guitar Center and asked the guy to get me down the best sounding guitar they had. He handed me a Martin HD-28. I strummed an E chord along with a couple of blues runs and knew right then and there that this was going to be a gift from my mom to work through my emotions and get me back to being excited about music again, which was something she told me she wanted me to do in her last hours. I knew nothing about Martin gtrs and had not done ANY research on the differences of any of them. All I knew was the way it made me feel when I hit that E chord. I have felt that same feeling every single day for the last 9 months and can say that I've found happiness and my muse, in my Martin HD-28! It pulls songs out of me left and right, and to me, that's what I want in a guitar.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best All Around

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    from Fremont Ohio

    Comments about Martin Standard Series HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic:

    I purchased my Martin HD-28 last year in November after much research, playing and youtubing. I will be the first to say its hard buying guitars when you're looking in this price range theirs more factors that you can't look at when standing in a guitar center acoustic room ie string gauge and brand and acoustics of a room. I told the employee that i got this guitar from that their was a chance i could bring it back. I wanted to take it home first get comfortable with this guitar, put better strings on it and hear it through my studio microphones. After all that is what the 30 day period is for right? Well long story short(er) I slapped some red brand strings on which were recommended by a friend who plays a J-45 and it sounds brilliant, full, and incredibly well balanced. Depending on the style of music you're playing setup does matter so first impressions aren't the way to go completely and I've tried several different string brands on this guitar. Martin Factory recommends Martin Brand SP's at medium gauge. Thats what i have on now and its a lot Crisper of a sound better for blending into a band i would say. Anyway i hope this helps on purchasing this great piece of...wood

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