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Martin GPCE Inception, SC-18E, SC-28E and Remastered X Series | New at NAMM 2024play button

Martin GPCE Inception, SC-18E, SC-28E and Remastered X Series | New at NAMM 2024


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The Martin SC-28E acoustic-electric guitar pairs decades of experience crafting iconic instruments with innovative features for the discerning modern player. This guitar has a resonant solid spruce top, and East Indian rosewood back and sides, boasting revered solid-wood Martin construction, and producing full, balanced tone with articulate highs and earthy lows. With its comfortable profile and smooth satin finish, the SC-28E's patented Sure Align neck system allows easy playing all the way up the fretboard. Timeless appointments like antique white binding and nickel open-gear tuners give the SC-28E a refined, vintage-inspired look. As part of the Standard Series, the SC-28E is handcrafted in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, using time-honored construction techniques and exquisite attention to detail.

Martin SC-28E Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Handpicked Tonewoods Offer Engaging Sound

The Martin SC-18E's solid spruce top, and East Indian rosewood back and sides, are carefully chosen for their tonal qualities. Spruce delivers complex overtones in the mids and highs, while rosewood projects warmth and richness in the lows and low mids. Together, they create a versatile sound that’s equally suited for strumming chords, fingerpicking melodies or soloing in the upper registers. An internal soundboard recurve further enhances the bass response, offering deeply immersive sound across the tonal spectrum. The SC-28E's resonant complexity is one of its many charms, providing both players and audiences an acoustic experience unlike any other.

Martin SC-28E Sure Align Neck

Effortless Fretting on a Sure Align Neck

The SC-28E's Sure Align neck system utilizes patented mortise and tenon joints for a strong, stable connection to the body. This also allows the neck to be chiseled down to an ergonomic slim profile and high-performance taper for comfort and speed, giving electric guitarists a familiar feeling platform to show off their skills. Combined with the smooth satin finish, these features make playing anywhere on the neck effortless, whether you prefer to hold the rhythm down, dazzle with lightning-fast leads or maintain a musical balance of both. Its 1-3/4" nut width is another win in the "comfort" column, perfect for smaller hands, long studio sessions or dynamic performances. Forgo tradition and step into the future of acoustic guitar performance with the Martin SC-28E.

Martin SC-28E Sides

Refined Looks With Timeless Style

With its gloss top, satin neck and antique white binding, the SC-28E has a classy, vintage-inspired look, simultaneously modernized by its unique, asymmetrical single-cutaway body shape. The guitar is spec’d with open-gear tuners featuring nickel hardware, a multi-stripe rosette and timeless tortoise pickguard. Its fingerboard and bridge are ebony, and the headstock is adorned with a signature Martin script logo. The SC-28E beautifully encapsulates nearly two centuries of master luthiery, with contemporary aesthetic and functional appointments appealing to traditionalists and trailblazers just the same.

Martin SC-28E Electronics

Master Your Amplified Sound

The L.R. Baggs Anthem system equips the Martin SC-28E with amplified tone reminiscent of professional studio-miked sound, combining a proprietary condenser with the brand's acclaimed Element pickup. Refining your tone is simple, using intuitively placed volume, EQ and body blend controls. Turning up the EQ setting adds air in the highs and punch in the mids, while dialing it back lends itself to a more neutral, natural acoustic voicing. The ingenious body blend control helps you style the most authentic acoustic sound possible by mixing the organic vibration of the soundboard with the saddle pickup—just kick it up for a robust, dynamic amplified sound, or tone it down for more crispness and bite.

The SC-28E acoustic-electric guitar is a premium instrument for players seeking unparalleled Martin quality first established in 1833. Featuring a sleek, fast neck, deep single cutaway for upper-fret access, solid-wood construction and L.R. Baggs electronics, the SC-28E is stellar in looks, sound and feel. Take the Martin SC-28E acoustic-electric for a spin at your local Guitar Center today.

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  • Sure Align neck system for easy playability up the neck
  • Low-profile satin finish neck for comfort
  • L.R. Baggs Anthem electronics
  • Multi-stripe rosette and Style 28 fingerboard inlay

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  • Back material: East Indian rosewood
  • Side material: East Indian rosewood
  • Top material: Spruce
  • Neck shape: Low profile velocity
  • Neck taper: High performance taper
  • Neck material: Select hardwood
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Material: Ebony
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Mother of pearl
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • Bridge Type: Sloped modern belly-drop in saddle
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel open gear
  • Case: Molded hardshell case

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

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