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Martin Modern Deluxe Series | Adam Levy Demo


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The Martin 000-28 Modern Deluxe Auditorium acoustic guitar, a bold new take on Martin's timeless designs. Handcrafted in Nazareth, Pennsylvania using traditional techniques like dovetail neck joints and natural protein glue, this guitar blends vintage appointments with custom features for a rich, complex tone and sleek esthetic. The solid Sitka spruce Vintage Tone System top, flamed maple binding and 1930s-style script logo pay homage to Martin's storied history, while gold frets, Liquidmetal bridge pins and a carbon fiber bridgeplate incorporate cutting-edge technologies for clear, balanced sound. With a comfortable modified low oval neck and hardshell case included, the Martin 000-28 Modern Deluxe is an investment in musical artistry.

Vintage Tone System Top Produces a Mature, Nuanced Sound

The 000-28 Modern Deluxe's solid Sitka spruce top has been treated with Martin's Vintage Tone System, a torrefaction process that chemically ages the wood to simulate the tonal qualities of a well-played vintage instrument. The result is a rich, complex voice with sweet highs, a throaty midrange and resonant bass. This top, combined with East Indian Rosewood back and sides, gives the 000-28 Modern Deluxe a balanced tone that shines for fingerpicking and strumming alike.

Modified Low Oval Neck Profile Offers Ergonomic Comfort

The 000-28 Modern Deluxe features a modified low oval neck profile, slightly wider and fuller than a standard low oval shape. This contoured design supports the hand for a comfortable playing feel up and down the fretboard. The modified low oval neck, combined with a 1 3/4" nut width and 2 5/16" string spacing at the bridge, makes the 000-28 Modern Deluxe ideal for guitarists of all playing styles.

Premium Appointments Provide Visually Striking Elegance

Gold frets, gold open-gear tuners and Liquidmetal bridge pins with red dots give the 000-28 Modern Deluxe a touch of flash while also improving sustain and tuning stability. Stylish flamed maple binding accents the solid mahogany back and sides. The 1930s-style script logo, inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the headstock, is a nod to Martin's storied past. All together, these premium parts create an instrument that looks as exquisite as it sounds.

Modern Innovations Boost Playability and Tone

Beneath its vintage-inspired esthetic, the 000-28 Modern Deluxe incorporates carbon fiber bridgeplates and bridge pins for a lightweight yet rigid platform that improves volume and responsiveness. An advanced dovetail neck joint and mortise & tenon body construction using natural protein glues produce an exceptionally resonant guitar with outstanding structural integrity.

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  • Bold herringbone top inlay
  • Liquidmetal bridge pins with red acrylic dots (adds 2dB to the volume)
  • European flamed maple binding
  • Solid VTS spruce top with Adirondack VTS Forward Shifted scalloped X-bracing
  • Diamonds and Squares (Long Pattern) fingerboard inlays
  • Stylized script inlay on headstock

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  • Body type:Auditorium
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid spruce VTS
  • Back and sides: East Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Adirondackspruce VTS 1/4" scalloped X
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape:Vintage Deluxe with High Performance Taper
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.9"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Headstock overlay: East Indian
  • Tuning machines: Waverly gold open gear
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

collapse expand iconWarranty

One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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