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Description

Sometimes innovation is in the details. This is certainly true with Martin’s reimagined 2017 D-28. After nearly a century at the helm, and as the quintessential workhorse of music legends like Hank Williams, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and so many more, Martin's legendary D-28 has been lovingly and artfully enhanced. 

“The post WWII D-28 had a slightly different look than its predecessor and became the centerpiece of the folk and folk rock movements at their pinnacle in the 1950s and 1960s," says Chris Martin, chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar, "We have extracted the finest features from the D-28 of both my grandfather’s and my father’s respective eras.”

The 2017 D-28 blends the rich history of the guitar with Martin’s newest and most heralded innovations. The 184-year-old guitar maker has combined vintage appointments, including open-gear tuners, an aged toner top, antique white accents, and a faux tortoise pickguard with a special neck profile to give D-28 enthusiasts a modern feel and comfortable playing experience. Martin has also added forward-shifted bracing to allow greater vibration of the top. 
Features
  • Antique white binding
  • Aging toner
  • Forward shifting non-scalloped X bracing
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Style 28 mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays
  • Solid headstock with square taper and diamond inlay
  • SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200) strings
  • Multi-stripe top and back inlays
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: East Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Forward-shifted pattern non-scalloped X-type
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modified low oval with High Performance Taper
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: East Indian rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Nickel open gear
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
Warranty
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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