Any way you look at it, the Martin D-28 is the benchmark. Since the 14-fret iteration was unveiled in 1934, no other acoustic guitar has influenced how guitars are built, how we play them, and how we judge them as much as the D-28 (except perhaps the D-18!). With massive bass response and articulate high end detail, it's easy to understand why the D-28 has been the choice of guitarists across a wide array of genres and generations of players. From Hank Sr. and Johnny Cash to Neil Young, The Beatles, and Jimmy Page, every guitarist's playing sounds right on a D-28.
The most recent 2017 iteration of the Martin D-28 pays tribute to the model's 84-year history, while showing the latest innovations of Martin's 185 years of guitar building. This D28 reflects a combination vintage appointments, including open gear tuners, an aged toner top, antique white accents, and a faux tortoise pickguard with a modern neck profile and PLEK treatment 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!
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides: East Indian Rosewood
- Bracing: Forward-Shifted X Brace, 5/16"
- Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval with High Performance taper
- Nut: 1-3/4" Bone
- Saddle: Bone, 2-5/32" spacing
- Fingerboard & Bridge: Solid Ebony
- Tuning Machines: Open-gear Grover with Butterbean knobs