Martin has re-imagined the heralded D-28 model for 2017, introducing several features that make the new version even better. The new D-28’s design takes several cues from vintage Martins, with its open gear tuners, antique white accents, and faux tortoise pickguard. These all contribute to the guitar’s warm, classic aesthetic, but none more than the aged toner Sitka Spruce top. The aged top gives the guitar somewhat more of a vintage look, while also giving it the sound of a dreadnought that’s been warmed up and broken-in. The new D-28’s forward-shifted bracing enhances resonance and sustain, while a Modified Low Oval neck shape ensures smooth fretting-hand feel across its ebony fingerboard. An exceptional mix of Martin’s rich history and their newest, most innovative techniques, the all-new D-28 is a dreadnought you will love.
Model: D-28 (2017)
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling/Strip: Style 28
Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Endpiece: Antique White
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Binding: Antique White
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
Heelcap: Antique White
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
Side Dots: White
Back and Side Finish: Gloss
Finish Top: Gloss
Top Color: Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Satin
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
Recommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)
Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
Bridge Pin Dots: Faux Tortoise
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Case: Molded Hardshell
Why We Love Martin
Every Martin Guitar is a piece of music history. Inventors of the dreadnought guitar style, the Martin Guitar Company has built a legacy developing the world’s most coveted acoustic instruments for over 180 years. When you buy a Martin, you are buying an heirloom. That’s why we at Cream City Music love this iconic brand.