9.9 of 10 Condition (a small amount of very superficial finish scratching on back)
Short of breaking into the Martin Museum, the HD-28E Retro is the closest any of us will probably ever get to handling a "golden-era" Martin instrument. The original HD-28 dreadnought (like the D-28) established the very tone of the acoustic guitar in modern American music, and there's nothing like the sound of a classic Martin to prove it. That's why Chris Martin got together with Larry Fishman to capture a complete series of spectral models from the very original guitars on display at the Martin Museum. At the same time, the HD-28E Retro comes fitted with an entirely modern Martin neck carve. The result is a classic-looking and vintage-sounding HD-28 that plays like a dream.
When Chris Martin set out to create the HD-28E Retro and the rest of the Retro series lineup, he started right at the heart of the traditional Martin sound by turning to the beautifully preserved models on display at the C. F. Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. For months, the top luthiers at Martin labored to re-create the look and feel of some of the most iconic guitars Martin has ever made, including this exquisite classic herringbone dreadnought model. When you pick up an HD-28E Retro acoustic guitar, it's easy to imagine that you're holding the same guitar that inspired such great artists as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, or Elvis.
When you think about all those incredible old-time recordings that established the sound of American music, you'll recognize a particular acoustic guitar tone at the heart of it all. It's the same sound you hear when you think of acoustic guitar, and it's the sound you'll get from your HD-28E Retro. Part of that has to do with the wonderful onboard electronics but much more of it has to do with its tonewoods and construction. You see, Martin practically invented the popular dreadnought acoustic guitar body, a shape that hasn't really changed much over the years. Combined with the bold voice of an Indian rosewood back and sides and a light and expressive Sitka spruce top, you've got the recipe for quintessential acoustic guitar sound.
Dreadnought 14-fret non-cutaway body
Aged natural finish
Polished gloss (top, back, and sides), satin (neck)
Solid Sitka Spruce top
Solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides
Scalloped, forward shifted, Solid Sitka Spruce top bracing
Grained Ivoroid binding
1-piece select hardwood neck
Modified Low Oval neck profile with Performing Artist taper
Solid Black Ebony fretboard & bridge
Diamonds & Squares - Long Pattern position markers
Nickel open-geared with Butterbean knobs
Solid Black Ebony
16" radius compensated bone saddle
1.75" nut width
Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics
15.62" lower bout
4.87" body depth
Original hardshell case Included
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