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 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 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
The latest batch of 2022 Martin Standard Series guitars have had incredible Ebony fingerboards—look at the wild striping on this one!