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Martin Vintage Series HD-28VE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The HD-28VE Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an update of one of the sweetest-sounding guitars in the Martin stable. It has all the same features as the original with the Fishman Ellipse Blend amplificatio... Click To Read More About This Product

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The HD-28VE Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an update of one of the sweetest-sounding guitars in the Martin stable. It has all the same features as the original with the Fishman Ellipse Blend amplification system ingeniously mounted inside the soundhole to maintain the classic HD-28 lines while delivering electric amplification functions. The flexible soundhole-mount condenser mini-microphone has volume, blend, and phase controls for maximum tone-shaping flexibility.

The solid Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood body, modified V-shape mahogany neck, herringbone trim, and prewar forward-shifted bracing produce the treasured tone and playability that made the original a classic. Part of Martin's Vintage Series, the HD-28VE Acoustic-Electric features ivoroid binding, HD zigzag purfling, ebony fretboard, vintage-style open tuners, and ebony bridge with long saddle.

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 Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916.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


Solid Sitka spruce top
D-OMLE forward-shifted scalloped 5/16" X-bracing
Style 28 inlay rosette
Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides
HD Zig Zag back purfling
Grained ivoroid endpiece
Black/white Boltaron endpiece inlay
Grained ivoroid binding
Bold herringbone top inlay
Black/white Boltaron back inlay
Genuine mahogany neck
Mahogany blocks/dovetail neck joint construction
Modified V neck shape
Bone nut
Solid/diamond/tapered headstock shape
Solid Indian rosewood headplate
Grained ivoroid heelcap
Solid black ebony fingerboard
20 frets
25-2/5" scale
Neck/body joint at 14th fret
1-11/16'' nut width
Diamonds and squares long pattern fretboard inlays
Solid black ebony bridge
Vintage style belly drop-in long saddle bridge
2-1/8'' string spacing at bridge
Long white Tusq bridge saddle
Nickel open gear tuners w/butterbean knobs
White bridge and end pins w/tortoise dots
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 included
Pro Coverage
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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