Since the 14-fret iteration was unveiled in 1934, the Martin D-28 has set the standard by which all acoustic guitars are judged. 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. The D-28 is the quintessential workhorse. From Hank Sr. and Johnny Cash to Neil Young, The Beatles, and Jimmy Page, every guitarist sounds right on a D-28.
“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 owner 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 most recent iteration of the Standard Series D-28 pays tribute to postwar D-28, while showing the latest innovations of Martin's 185 years of guitar building. It combines the most sought-after vintage appointments, including open gear tuners, 1-3/4" nut width, an aged toner top, antique white accents, and a faux tortoise pickguard. With a modern neck profile and PLEK treatment, this D-28 provides a modern precision, feel, and an overall 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