Martin D-28Item ID: D28
6-string Acoustic Guitar with Spruce Top and East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
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An American Classic!Since 1931, the Martin D-28 has remained the standard by which all other steel-strings are judged. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, solid spruce top, and Dreadnought size produce an incredibly loud, full, rich, punchy tone perfect for most musical styles. Used for years by all the top players, the D-28 is rightfully a living legend in acoustic guitars.
Typically the action is set higher on a D-28 than on a D18, 35, 42 or 45 owing to the instrument's bluegrass roots where the instrument performs with mandolins, banjos and Dobros which are loud. A heavier gauge string and tad higher action makes the guitar louder. Well-played D28's are often referred to as "cannons". The D28 is an American classic.
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Mike, Cheney, WA
Reviewsbased on 10 reviews
by John Moore from NC USAI purchased a new Martin DM in 1997. Ever since that DM has traveled with me, and been my favorite go to guitar for playing with friends as well as live. I didn't think I could find a guitar I could ... read more [+]be happier with after seventeen years together. I was wrong.
April 26, 2013
Music Background: Guitar player/20 years
Since purchasing the d28 a month ago my views have changed. The folks at Sweetwater were very helpful. They guitar arrived in perfect shape ready to play right out of the box. The sound opens up more and more everyday. It has that classic sound of my first Martin, but the tones are richer, the notes ring clearer, and the action is perfect.
Long story short, I love this guitar. If you have the chance, pick one up. I played the HD28 and D28. I chose the D28 because the HD was to bright. The balanced earthy tones of the D28 were exactly perfect for me. This is a guitar is one i will hold onto and pass down to my son or daughter. I hope this is helpful. close [-]
by John Fennell from Topeka KansasWell I have been wanting a d-28 for a number of years and finally I ordered one from sweetwater. I called my service rep (Brandon) and he took very good care of me! I selected a serial number from the... read more [+] gallery and spoke with Brandon about it.
December 2, 2012
Music Background: Part time musician ( have a full time job)
I must say I was little worried about not playing that particular instrument and not having it in my hands before such a large purchase.
Well it arrived and with one strum out of the case my worries evaporated!
I played it straight through Saturday into the late night and what a fine piece of craftmanship ! Fit and finish perfect. Setup perfect.
I love the sound and playability of the guitar
It's a Martin D-28 so I guess it's the bench mark for a very good reason !! close [-]
by Bob from Oakland, CaliforniaI just want to provide a bit of historical background here. My favorite photograph of the Beatles is actually a photograph of two Beatles, the main Beatles, McCartney and Lennon, sitting on some steps... read more [+] in India playing guitars and undoubtedly composing some song that within a few months, with release of the White Album, would be on millions of turntables. The guitars are D-28s. My thinking is, well, if a D-28 is good enough for Macca and John in 1968, it's good enough for me now, so I'm diligently saving my dollars and waiting for the sweet day when I can call Sweetwater and say, "Hello, yes, I would like to buy a D-28 from you please." close [-]
May 21, 2011
Music Background: One Hour a Day Player
Industry standard for sure
by Cathy Worthley from Portland, Maine USAI have been using my beloved D-28 as my primary since it was new in 1987. I have carried it all over the US, UK and have never once had a sound man struggle with mixing it fast and consistant. This is... read more [+] the one the rest of them are based on. The D-28 is the Mother! close [-]
April 30, 2008
Music Background: singer/songwriter
Martin D-28 My choice of guitar
by Juan Pablo Hasson Landeros from MexicoI got my first d-28 in a store in GDL Mexico, the guitar was not very popular on sales at GDL because of the price and type of music, some people in my coutry play very diferent styles and few play ro... read more [+]ck or folk, like my self. I had to make works on the guitar inmediatly it got home, I had to lower the bridge significally, until i achieve 6 and 5 /64 of an ich in the bass and treb sises respectively and correct the arm, 'cause it had a excesive bow After those changes, it plays absolutly like butter with no bussing at at all!! and I am using extra light sring gauges. The sound is powerful, bassy and has a lot of authority and kik, this is my best guitar. close [-]
November 18, 2006
Music Background: Rock, Folk, Blus, Metal
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