At the 2009 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, some lucky duck won this Martin HD-28—complete with its commemorative "36th Telluride Bluegrass" inlay—in the annual Martin Guitar charity raffle. For those of you who love the Telluride Bluegrass festival (or those of you who love one-of-a-kind custom Martin guitars), here's your opportunity to own a collectible piece of bluegrass festival history. But unlike a framed poster, this bluegrass-festival relic is also an incredibly inspiring Martin guitar. What better way to relive the glory of past festivals than picking on a powerful Martin dreadnought?
This 2008 Martin HD-28 is in Very Good condition with the expected play-wear of a well-enjoyed—but not abused—used guitar. It features a solid Sitka Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides. Under the hood, its X-braces and tone bars are scalloped like a prewar dreadnought. The effect is faster, more accurate response with a huge dynamic range. As you'd expect from a good dreadnought, its tone is powerful and robust—this guitar would be a great banjo killer for late-night festival campground jam sessions.
This 2008 HD-28 has no history of repairs or issues. Apart from general wear-and-tear playwear, there is a chip in the lacquer on top binding, right at the lower bout where your arm goes across the top (see photo). There is also some moderate playwear to the bass side of the soundhole, and a strap button has been installed.
With its one-of-a-kind "36th Telluride Bluegrass" inlay, this Martin HD-28 is the perfect way to commemorate your favorite mountain music festival. It also would make an incredible 36th birthday present... just an idea! If you name wasn't called during the Martin guitar raffle, here's your chance to make it right!