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.

Full Specifications

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

Headstock: Solid/Diamond/Tapered

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

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