Martin's D-28 Bigsby is a unique Custom Signature Edition guitar inspired by Merle Travis. This guitar is a partnership with Gretsch, with a maple high-performance taper beck and eye-catching Bigsby headstock. As its name indicates, the D-28 Bigsby is built off of the newly redesigned D-28s in production since 2017. Features include East Indian rosewood back and sides, with a Sitka Spruce top. Like the new D-28s, the D-28 Bigsby takes several cues from vintage Martins, with 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. This is an aesthetically unique Martin with classic tone and exceptional in-hand feel that you won’t want to miss out on.
-Body Size: D-14 Fret
-Finish Top: Gloss
-Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
-Back & Side Finish: Gloss
-Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
-Scale Length: 25.4"
-Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
-Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4''
-Top Material: Sitka Spruce
-Neck Shape: Bigsby Style
-Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
-Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
-Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
-Top Color: Aging Toner
-Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
-Binding: Antique White
-Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
-Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
-Bridge Material: Ebony
-Top Detail: None
-Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
-Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
-Bridge Pin Dots: Faux Tortoise
-Pickguard Inlay: None
-Saddle: Compensated Bone
-Saddle Radius: 16"
-Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
-Back & Sides Color: None
-Brace Size: 5/16"
-Back Detail: None
-Back Purfling/Strip: Style 28
-Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
-Heelcap: Antique White
-Side Detail: None
-Endpiece: Antique White
-Side Inlay Material: None
-Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
-Neck Material: Hard Maple
-Fingerboard Material: Ebony
-Finish Neck: Satin
-Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
-Neck Color: None
-Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
-Number of Frets Total: 20
-Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
-Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
-Fingerboard Binding Material: None
-Side Dots: White
Headstock Shape: Solid with Bigsby Profile
Tuning Machines: Nickel Enclosed Six in Line
Headplate Material: Claro Walnut
Headplate Logo Style: None-Stamped on Back of Headstock
Nut Material: Bone
Headplate Binding Material: None
Case: Ply Hardshell
Left Handed Availability: No
Label: Paper Label- Signed by CFM IV and Fred Gretsch, Numbered w/ No Total
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.