At Martin Guitars handcrafted instruments built with superior tonewoods and innovative designs represent the high standard for which they are revered. Standard series guitars feature Sitka Spruce tops with Mahogany or Rosewood backs and sides, giving them a massive bottom end with articulate highs and balanced mids. Martin Standard Series guitars continue the tradition of vintage styling and elegant craftsmanship that have made playing a Martin an amazing experience.
The Martin HD-28 Standard Series acoustic guitar is a recreation of the classic herringbone D-28 released in 1946, the dreadnought that started it all. Today’s Martin HD-28 pairs Martin’s most comfortable neck shape with a host of vintage appointments. Featuring a bold herringbone inlay, a solid Sitka Spruce top and and East Indian Rosewood back and sides, with scalloped forward-shifted X-bracing, the Martin HD-28 dreadnought delivers rich tone and powerful bottom end that can fill a room with a single strum.
The neck construction combines the classic dovetail neck joint with Martin’s modern modified low oval neck profile and a high performance taper, making it the most comfortable neck profile in the Martin arsenal. The neck is made from select hardwoods with a silky smooth satin finish and an ebony fingerboard that is flat and easy to play. Whether you are strumming chords or picking leads, this Martin HD-28 will give you the rich tone and silky playability you need to stand out from the mix.
High quality hardware appointments like an ebony bridge, bone nut and saddle and nickel open gear tuners round out the picture, giving this classic Martin the look and feel of a precision musical instrument with impeccable intonation and rock solid tuning stability. The Martin HD-28 is available in Ambertone and 1935 Sunburst Finish for an additional $200.
Martin’s Golden Era dreadnought guitars are prized for their rich tone, color, and expressiveness, and this Martin HD-28 features the same classic forward shifting scalloped X-bracing that gives Golden Era Martins their impressive tone. The comfortable neck profile with high performance neck taper allows players to move freely all over the neck with ease and comfort. If you are looking for that classic Martin Dreadnought tone paired with the best in modern playability, this Martin HD-28 is the perfect Martin for you!