The HD-28 is one of the most popular and iconic Martin models produced today. Built with some of the finest sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides, their timeless design and tone never goes out of fashion and will please even the most demanding player.
The dreadnought design had its origins in 1916, when guitars were beginning to gain in popularity as band instruments. Most guitars of the time were smaller, parlor-type instruments, but with the rise of the guitar as an integral part of a larger ensemble, the need arose for a design that provided a louder, more powerful tone. This new design featured a larger, deeper body that produced much more volume, especially in the bass register.
The name came from the Dreadnought class of battleships that had caught the public's attention then. At the time, they were the largest and most formidable of its kind and as the new guitar design was deemed to be as loud as a canon, the name seemed a natural fit.
Martin HD-28 dreadnought.
White binding and herringbone purfling over a sitka spruce top with rosewood back and sides.
Dot inlays etched into a black ebony fingerboard.
Black and white decorative rosette.
Black ebony bridge slotted with a compensated white Tusq saddle.
Indian rosewood back and sides with white binding.
Modified low oval mahogany neck.
Classic Martin headstock with raised gold foil logo.
Chrome grover tuners for improved tuning stability and precision.
Martin hardcase with plush green interior.
Sitka Spruce Top
Rosewood Back and Sides
Rosette: Style 28
Back Purfling: HD Zig Zag
Endpiece: White Boltaron
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: White Boltaron
Top Inlay Style: Bold Herringbone
Back Inlay: Black/White
Neck: Solid Mahogany
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Nut: White Corian
Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood/ Raised Gold Foil Logo
Heelcap: White Boltaron
Fingerboard: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss/ Dark Filler
Finish Top: Polished Gloss
Finish Neck: Satin/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler
Bridge: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Syle: Belly
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Schaller Chrome w/ Large Knobs
Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
Pickguard: I-02 Tortoise Color
Hardshell Case included
Retail Price: SGD$4250