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The Martin HD-28V Vintage Dreadnought Guitar incorporates the most popular pre-war features into a vintage Herringbone D-2 format. Grained ivoroid bindings, forward-shifted scalloped bracing, butterbe... Read More

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The Martin HD-28V Vintage Dreadnought Guitar incorporates the most popular pre-war features into a vintage Herringbone D-2 format. Grained ivoroid bindings, forward-shifted scalloped bracing, butterbean tuning machines, and diamond-and-squares fingerboard inlay are combined to make an exceptional pre-war replica both in tone and appearance. Limited lifetime warranty. 


The HD-28V includes a deluxe Martin hardshell case.

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 Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916.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


Features
  • Incorporates the most popular pre-war features into a vintage Herringbone D-2 format
  • Grained ivoroid bindings
  • Forward-shifted scalloped bracing
  • Butterbean tuning machines
  • Diamond-and-squares fingerboard inlays
  • Includes deluxe Martin hardshell case
  • Limited lifetime warranty
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MartinVintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Acoustic Dreadnought Perfection

By JD

from Houston, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everything you can do with an acoustic guitar
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    Have owned many Martin's over the years. 1960s and 80s D-28s and D-18s. A mid 90's D35 and early 2000's 000-15. I know Martin's product quality, tone and craftsmanship pretty well. I'm also up to speed on their current production models. If you put aside their limited runs and authentic series, the HD28V is hands down C.F. Martin's finest production guitar. There is not a dreadnought on this planet that can touch it. I know elitist will be thinking "You haven't tried my $6000 Collings". Yes, actually I probably have. I've played many boutiques and many of them are very unique and amazing. So is the HD28V. The difference is that Martin's is delivering the HD28V for well under boutique pricing. It's phenomenal that they have managed to get this level of quality from a non custom shop guitar.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Acoustic Guitar

    By Country Boy

    from Lillington, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I have been playing for almost 60 years. I have played bluegrass and country with many outstanding musicians over the years and many of them playing pre war Martins. The HD28V is without doubt the best playing and best sounding Guitar I have ever played. Whatever type music you want to play on an acoustic guitar, this bad boy will blow you away. It is well worth the money.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      HD-28 VTS killer

      By Teddy Two Toes

      from So. Cal.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          Ok first off, I purchased this guitar (HD-28 with VTS) at my local guitar center in Murrieta Ca. It was loud and booming and just had that special Martin sound. Unfortunately it also had a big imperfection on the face and the neck was a little scratchy. So I took it back for another one in San Bernardino. Wouldn't you know it, it played nice and had a better top. But again I noticed the fret cables were really scratchy! After taking it home to see if it would "wear in" (because it had such great sound) I decided that my poor fingers were shredded enough (bottom inside part of my fingers, not tips) and I took it back a 3rd time for one at the Block of Orange. Again same scratchy neck fret problem!?! Also, I have noticed that most of the VTS models seem have a dark strip running down the face of the tops. At fist I was extremely interested in a VTS after reading about Martin's whole terrification process. After seeing the "skid mark" tops and scratchy necks, No Thank You! I got the HD28V and have been nothing but happy. Beautiful guitar,great full sound, neck feels wonderful both on the fret cable and the modified V. I am sooo glad that I ended up with the HD-28V!!!

          (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          They keep getting better

          By Jay Coleman

          from Leesburg, FL

          Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I had a D-28(1989) and thought it was the best ever. As good as it was this one is better, a tough feat. Everything about this guitar is superb. Old designs and modern techniques make for a great mix of old and new. Just look at it. Wait until you play it. Your own pre-war D-28 that doesn't cost 50 or 60k.

          (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible Sound

          By Don't touch my Martin

          from Rochester, MN

          Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I have been playing for about 11 years now and this is by far the best acoustic guitar I have ever played on. It has a very full bottom end and mid range and a slightly softer high end giving it a very smooth and mellow tone. The action on it is low and is very easy to play. Not only dose it sound and play great but it looks nice as well. Nothing too fancy, but the woods are beautiful. You won't find a better sounding guitar on the market.

          (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          One of the best new Martins you can get!

          By Big Mac

          from Springfield, MA

          Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          In 35+ years of playing, the HD-28V is one of the best out-of-the-box Martins I've found. I walked into a Guitar Center just to "kick some tires" and when I played the HD-28V, I bought it on the spot. This is the way dreads should sound - deep sonorous bass, clear mids with lots of overtones, subtle highs. Factory set up was fine altho I have replaced the bridge pins with bone and the Gotoh tuners with Waverlys because this is an heirloom-quality guitar. I did a side-by-side comparison with a 30-year old D-28 and the new HD was by far the better sounding instrument. (Read Perry's review below for a good explanation.) If you are looking for a vintage sound but can't manage the five-figure price tag for a real vintage Martin, I think you'll find what you are looking for in the HD-28V.

          (26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          You wont find a better acoustic

          By Peter

          from Eagan, MN

          Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I have been playing for 20 years and this is with out a doubt the finest guitar I have ever owned. I played a HD-28 at the store and really liked the tone. Saw reviews of the HD-28V and liked the vintage details in the guitar. I took a chance and ordered it. The tone was beautiful right out of the box, incredible. Having the scalloped X-bracing is really kool since it dates back to the 1920's and is thought by many guitarist to bring out the best tone, I agree. The right combination of woods help too. It really is the finest acoustic guitar I have ever heard. If you live in the midwest be sure to buy a guitar humifier for the dry winters to keep the wood in good shape and the tone sounding great.

          (25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Guitar

          By cwilder771

          from St. Petersburg, FL

          Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I'll keep it short and to the point..this is one of the finest acoustic guitars in the world, period. The sound is amazing, the quality of build, materials, finish, and compnay support are outstanding.

          (52 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar - Don't need Anything Else

          By SteveHotlicks780

          from Hastings, Michigan

          Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          Went to a bluegrass festival and seen a couple of these guitars. I could not believe the sound I was hearing coming out of these guitars. Strong, Clear, very responsive. I had to try one out and so I did. I liked it so much I traded my old Martin D-28 and Gibson J-45 in on brand new one. I have not been sorry for doing so this guitar has anwserd my long waited quest for the perfect guitar. I play it almost everyday. I love it.

          (25 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          HD28V Not Just Another Guitar

          By Terry Brewer

          from Bakersfield Ca

          Comments about Martin Vintage Series HD-28V Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          My wife says that they all look and sound the same. Not the HD28V it has that extra tone. A real warm sound. Great reponce and volume. The v neck was a little wierd untill I started to play, it felt really good. Alot more stable feel. No finish air bubbles , a very nice guitar. I have fiends that play older martins amd hand made like noble, and this guitar compares very well to them right out of the box! If you try one give it a chance it will put a smile on your face, it did mine. For the extra money the HD28V is well worth it, with good action, tone, very crisp and clear sound. Im proud to say I own one. Even if my wife still says it looks like my other guitars. Try One

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