2009 Martin D28 Custom ID-8499
2009 Martin D28 Custom
The deep bass response of a D-28 was a very unusual feature to musicians used to the clear treble and overall balance of smaller standard size instruments. However, when the Dreadnought made its way into the hands of country music performers, it found an appreciative audience - it was just the item for backing up vocals, fiddles, and banjos in lieu of a bass instrument. Today, the Martin D-28 is a well-established and sought after classic.
This 2009 Martin "Custom" D-28 is also known by most as the "Mmv" model. These models were originally commissioned by Guitar Center in 2005 to commemorate their 25th anniversary and are still in production today. However, the actual stamped label on the inside of this guitar does not read or include the nomenclature "Mmv" at all. In the effort of being thorough, we have this instrument listed as it is described on the actual stamp at the heel block: "Custom D-28". With its rich, resonant warmth and punchy volume, the D-28 is particularly well-suited to music styles requiring loud, powerful rhythm accompaniment.
The tone of this Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar is what separates it from all other guitars. It has a solid Sitka spruce top with glossy finish, special East Indian rosewood for the polished back and sides, and genuine ebony fingerboard and bridge. The Rosewood back and sides contribute to the mid and low end and overall give this D-28 fine tonal character.
This D-28 Custom is from 2009, and is in excellent condition with very minor fretwear and surface scratches to the top, back and side as seen in the detailed photos below. Original Hardshell Case is Included.
- Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
- Serial: 1377972
- Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce Top
- Back Wood: Solid East Indian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 25.4"
- Year: 2009
- Bracing: Famous Martin X-bracing
- Rosette: Deluxe 19-ply rosette
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: White Corian
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: White with Black Dots
- Tuners: Gold Gotoh Enclosed w/ Large Buttons
- Body Binding: White
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: Raised Gold Foil
- Frets To Body: 14
- Neck Profile: Low / Mod Low Oval
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included