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Martin HDC-28E Standard Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Aged Toner

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The HDC-28E Standard Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar epitomizes the sound of an acoustic guitar. Famous for its legendary full-bodied tone and volume, the Martin HD-28 has been the industry standard since 1931. Martin’s “Golden Era” of dreadnought guitars is prized for their rich tone, color and expressiveness. One main reason is the bracing p...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Price: $3,159.00
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Overview

The HDC-28E Standard Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar epitomizes the sound of an acoustic guitar. Famous for its legendary full-bodied tone and volume, the Martin HD-28 has been the industry standard since 1931. Martin’s “Golden Era” of dreadnought guitars is prized for their rich tone, color and expressiveness. One main reason is the bracing pattern. Manufactured from 1931 to 1939, Martin dreadnoughts, such as the D-18 and the D-28, had a forwarded-shifted, scalloped X-bracing pattern. This "Golden Era" bracing pattern gave the Martin dreadnought guitars a very unique and identifiable tone. Highly prized for the clarity on the high end, and a punchy, defined bass, musicians and collectors soon realized that these instruments were unique and highly collectible. No other acoustic guitar had the Martin tone, and as a result everyone wanted one.

Today, you can get the same vintage tone of the 1930s combined with the playability of a modern guitar and a cutaway to access the upper frets. Martin has added the vintage forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing pattern to their HDC-28E Standard Dreadnought. For improved playability, the neck has been changed to feature a modified low oval neck, Performing Artist taper and 1-3/4" nut. The wider string spacing and comfortable neck profile allow a player to move up and down the neck with ease. And unlike the more traditional acoustic guitars of the past, the HDC-28E Standard Dreadnought will have that vintage tone, with a feel that will be like that of an electric guitar.

Along with an amazing sound and feel, this HDC-28E Standard features a solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony bridge and fingerboard, dovetail neck joint, nitrocellulose lacquer, classic herringbone inlay, diamonds and square fingerboard inlay pattern, antique white binding and aging toner. and a hardshell case.

This version of the 2018 HDC-28 comes with Fishman Aura VT Enhanced electronics to amplify your guitar performance exactly as its being played. The natural sound of the pickup means you don’t have to EQ the tone to get the pure sound of the guitar. You just plug in and play.

Features

  • Antique white binding
  • Aging toner
  • Vintage Golden Era bracing pattern
  • Fishman Aura VT Enhanced electronics
  • Diamonds and Squares fingerboard inlay pattern
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Yes  
  • Top wood: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: East Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Forward shifted pattern 5/16" scalloped
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modern low oval/Performance Artist taper
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Fishman
  • Configuration: Undersaddle pickup
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: East Indian rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Nickel open gear
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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