Sometimes innovation is in the details and this is certainly true with Martin’s re-imagined 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 all new 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 new 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. The legend just got better!
Specifications Overview BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret FINISH TOP: Gloss CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint BACK & SIDE FINISH: Gloss BRACING PATTERN: Forward-Shifted X-Brace SCALE LENGTH: 25.4" BRACE SHAPE: Non-Scalloped FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4'' TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval BACK MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper SIDE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood ELECTRONICS: Optional STRINGS: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Medium - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA550T ELECTRONICS OPTIONS: Fishman Gold Plus Natural I Fishman Infinity Matrix Fishman Presys Plus Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend LR Baggs Anthem
Top TOP COLOR: Aging Toner BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle BINDING: Antique White BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32" TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony TOP DETAIL: None BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: White Plastic PICKGUARD: Tortoise Pattern BRIDGE PIN DOTS: Faux Tortoise PICKGUARD INLAY: None SADDLE: Compensated Bone ROSETTE: Multi-Stripe SADDLE RADIUS: 16"
Body BRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce BACK & SIDES COLOR: None BRACE SIZE: 5/16" BACK DETAIL: None BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Style 28 BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe HEELCAP: Antique White SIDE DETAIL: None ENDPIECE: Antique White SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: None ENDPIECE INLAY: Multi-Stripe
Neck NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony FINISH NECK: Satin FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8'' NECK COLOR: Dark Mahogany FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Style 28 NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20 FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Mother-of-Pearl NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: None SIDE DOTS: White
Headstock HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond TUNING MACHINES: Nickel Open Gear HEADPLATE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood KNOB: Butterbean HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Old Style Overlay NUT MATERIAL: Bone HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: None