Sometimes innovation is in the details and this is certainly true with Martin’s re-imagined 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 all new 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 new 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. The legend just got better!
Other specifications of the D-28 include:
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint Body Size: D-14 Fret Top Material: Sitka Spruce Top Detail: None Rosette: Multi-Stripe Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped Brace Material: Sitka Spruce Brace Size: 5/16" Back Material: East Indian Rosewood Back Detail: None Back Purfling/Strip: Style 28 Side Material: East Indian Rosewood Side Detail: None Endpiece: Antique White Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe Binding: Antique White Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe Side Inlay Material: None Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe Neck Material: Select Hardwood Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Neck Taper: High Performance Taper Plek: Yes Nut Material: Bone Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood Headplate Detail: N/A Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay Headplate Binding Material: None 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 Fingerboard Binding Material: None Side Dots: White Back and Side Finish: Gloss Back and Sides Color: None 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) Knob: Butterbean Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic Bridge Pin Dots: Faux Tortoise Pickguard: Faux Tortoise Pickguard Inlay: None Case: Molded Hardshell #2414710
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