The HD-28MP takes on the best of Martin's classic HD-28 with the addition of some premium modern features. A set of premium Madagascar rosewood adds tonal range and depth to this already great sounding guitar while a “Performing Artist” neck with a wider nut width adds to its playability.
Beautiful in appearance, Madagascar rosewood adds tonal clarity and overtones to the guitar and complements the sitka spruce top to give a big articulate sound. Martin only made this model for just over a year between 2010-2011 as Madagascar rosewood ran scarce. It is often now only reserved for small batches of limited runs.
This consigned guitar has been kept in immaculate condition and is as good as new. A new custom HD-28 ordered today with similar upgrades will cost north of USD$5000 before shipping and tax, making this guitar quite a keeper both in tone and value appreciation matched perhaps only by the Martin HD-28 Marquis today.
Martin HD-28MP Custom Shop Madagascar rosewood dreadnought.
Ivoroid binding and herringbone purfling over a premium sitka spruce top.
Classic tortoise shell pickguard over a triple-ring rosette.
Triple-ring black and white decorative rosette.
Style-28 fingerboard inlays in pearl etched into an ebony fingerboard.
Ebony bridge with bone saddle for improved tonal response.
Madagascar rosewood back and sides with ivoroid binding.
Genuine mahogany neck and decorative backstrip.
Madagascar rosewood back and sides framed in ivoroid binding.
Classic Martin headstock with Martin & Co. logo in gold foil.
Martin hardcase with plush burgandy interior.
Front view of Martin HD-28MP acoustic guitar.
Back view of Martin HD-28MP acoustic guitar.
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D 14-Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Style 28
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Back Purfling: HD Zig Zag
Side Material: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Bold Herringbone
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Performing Artist Profile
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper
Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss Finish
Top: Polished Gloss Finish
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Belly Bridge
String Spacing: 2-3/16''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed w/ Large Buttons
Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Interior Label: none
Retail Price: SGD$5300