Full-bodied tone is at the heart of Martin’s new D-28
Vintage looks and a modern neck combine with forward-shifted bracing to create an even higher standard for the classic rosewood dreadnought
Specs Include: Solid tonewoods with high gloss nitrocellulose finish, including Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top with Aging toner and 5/16” forward-shifted non-scalloped Sitka spruce braces; satin finished one-piece mahogany High Performance neck with Modified Low Oval profile and ebony fingerboard with 1-3/4” width at the bone nut, 2-1/8” at the 12th fret; ebony bridge with 2-5/32” string spacing at the compensated bone saddle; Standard Style 28 back strip, mother-of-pearl dot fret position markers, black and white multi-ply purfling and sound hole rosette, and newly revised Standard Style 28 specs including Antique White binding, Aging top toner, Grover open-back tuners with “clover” buttons, faux tortoise shell pick guard.
“When a player wants to dig in and drive the top, it can get quite throaty and even growly. And yet light fingerpicking sounds buoyant and cheerfully expressive. On the whole, the new D-28 is one particularly versatile Martin, with a new kind of dreadnought voice, even if it looks a lot like an old kind of dreadnought.”
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