The D-28 Marquis was inspired by Martin’s Golden Era (1930-1940) guitars. Built with premium Adirondack spruce top and braces plus other period correct appointments, they are the closest one can get to a Golden Era tone and build without the hefty pricetag of a Authentic Series Martin today. Discontinued in 2017, the D-28 Marquis has seen its value quickly appreciating, making it one of the most collectible Martin guitars today.
Crafted to evoke the same powerful tone and sonorous projection as a pre-WWII D-28, the Martin D-28 Marquis differs only by using the much less scarce Indian rosewood instead of Brazilian rosewood. Using only premium-grade solid Indian rosewood for the back and sides and a solid Adirondack spruce top, this guitar delivers powerful tones with its scalloped Adirondack spruce braces and forward-shifted X-bracing. A final coat of special aging toner completes the guitar by giving the wood a vintage countenance.
The solid Adirondack spruce top pairs well with the east Indian rosewood back and sides to deliver a pre-war sound unlike any other. This guitar has exceptional volume and headroom while delivering the warmth and punch of a classic rosewood dreadnought but with more complex overtones than your standard Martin dreadnought.
This particular consigned guitar is in mint condition and will certainly delight its owner both as an excellent sounding instrument and as a great investment which will surely rise in value in time.
Pre-owned Martin Marquis D-28 in adirondack top and Indian rosewood back and sides.
Grained ivoroid binding and herringbone purfling over a premium Adirondack spruce top.
Ebony fingerboard with diamond fretmarkers.
Intricate triple-ring rosette with contrasting tortoise pickguard.
Fossilized ivory saddle and pins over an ebony bridge for improved tonal transfer and resonance.
Tight-grained Indian rosewood sides with grained ivoroid binding
Mahogany neck with grained ivoroid heel cap and intricate backstrip.
Straight grained old growth Indian rosewood back and sides.
Nickel open gear tuners with butterbean knobs.
Front view of Martin Marquis D-28 acoustic guitar.
Premium Geib-style hardcase with plush maroon interior.
Top Wood: Solid Adirondack spruce top Braces: Scalloped 5/16'' Golden Era solid Adirondack spruce Bracing Pattern: Forward-shifted X-bracing Back & Side Wood: Solid East Indian rosewood Back Brace: Sitka Golden Era Back Purfling: HD Zig Zag Rosette: Old-style wood fiber inlay, Style 28 Endpiece: Grained ivoroid Endpiece Inlay: Black/white wood fiber
Binding: Grained ivoroid
Neck: Genuine mahogany Neck Joint: Mahogany blocks/dovetail neck joint Neck Shape: Modified V
Nut: Fossilized ivory Headstock Shape: Solid/long diamond/tapered headstock Headplate: Solid Indian rosewood Heelcap: Grained ivoroid Fingerboard: Solid black ebony Frets: 20 Scale: 25-2/5"
Nut Width: 1-3/4”
Fretboard Inlays: Diamonds and squares Bridge Material: Solid black ebony Bridge Style: 1930s style belly with long saddle bridge String Spacing at Bridge: 2-5/16'' Saddle: 16'' radius/fossil ivory saddle Tuners: Nickel open gear tuners with butterbean knobs
Bridge and End Pins: Fossil ivory w/black dots Pickguard: Tortoise color/beveled and polished Body Finish: Polished gloss/dark filler Top Finish: Polished gloss/aging toner Beck Finish: Semi-gloss/dark mahogany stain/dark filler Hardcase: 545 Geib-style case
Retail Price: SGD$5600