Sometimes innovation is in the details and this is certainly true with Martin’s re-imagined 2017 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 2017 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 special 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.
Antique white binding
Forward shifting non-scalloped X bracing
Dovetail neck joint
Style 28 mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays
Solid headstock with square taper and diamond inlay.
SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200) strings
Multi-stripe top and back inlays
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Body type: Dreadnought
Top wood: Sitka spruce
Back and sides: East Indian rosewood
Bracing pattern: Forward shifted pattern Non-scalloped X-type
Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Modified low oval with High Performance Taper
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 25.4 in.
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Brand: Not applicable
Configuration: Not applicable
Preamp EQ: Not applicable
Feedback filter: Not applicable
Tuner: Not applicable
Headstock overlay: East Indian Rosewood
Tuning machines: Nickel open gear
Saddle and nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6
Special features: None
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States