Martin HD 28 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood
Under the leadership of C.F. Martin IV, Martin and Co. has always built each of their guitars with extreme quality and beauty. All Martin guitars have always used top notch woods that are expertly inspected and selected by the wood experts at Martin. Nothing else sounds like a Martin guitar, and many of the most famous small builders in the world use Martin's original designs as foundations for their instruments.
During the 1980s, Martin made some custom order and short production-run reissues of the legendary pre-World War II model D-28. The pre-War D-28s are affectionately known as “herringbones” or just “bones” by virtue of the herringbone marquetry inlaid along the perimeter of the top. The Martin HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic is a re-creation of the legendary herringbone D-28-style guitars, with a Sitka spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides with an ebony fingerboard.
Vintage appointments include herringbone top trim, a traditional zigzag backstrip, and Martin's famous scalloped X-bracing that allows the top to vibrate more freely, yielding a louder, more open tone. This HD-28 has all of the deep bass response that Martin is famous for. Chords are rich and full with no unpleasant or harsh highs.
This guitar features the classic pairing of Sitka Spruce and Rosewood. This combination has been a stable for many players and playing styles. Sitka is an ideal wood for players who find Adirondack Spruce too punchy, bright, and stiff - but do not want to sacrifice on clarity. Sitka Spruce is a versatile topwood that accentuates the warm round aspects of the guitar's tone.
This instrument is in Excellent Condition w/ only a few very light towel marks on the back and some light scratches on the pickguard.
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