With precision and attention to detail that are nearly impossible on the mass-produced level, the Martin Custom Shop produces some of the finest acoustic instruments available. This powerful-sounding 2005 Martin Custom Shop D-28 (#1093477) features a solid Adirondack top and solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides. It is braced with Martin’s standard X pattern, but its braces are scalloped to allow more movement to the top. The result is a huge, cutting sound—exactly what we want out of a rosewood dreadnought. This one has almost endless headroom and huge projection, but it’s not just one of the louder guitars in the shop; it is also one of the richest and most articulate sounding. Crystal clear—but not glassy or sterile—trebles sit on top of powerful bass response to create a powerful voice that is rich in overtones and uniquely Martin. This one has a 1-3/4″ nut width and a modified V neck profile. It is outfitted with a Fishman Matrix Natural II pickup, which does a good job of recreating the guitar’s natural acoustic voice through an amp. This Custom Shop D-28 would be equally at home in the studio or on the stage, and it will certainly exceed the expectations of even the most discerning guitarists. Please call (970) 728-9592 or e-mail for an in-hand description.
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