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Martin D-35 versus Martin D-28

Q: Is there a big difference between a Martin D-35 and D-28?

A: These two guitars are definitely very close siblings, and carry the same price. The biggest difference is that the D-28 has a 2-piece back while the D-35 has a 3-piece back. Other differences include:

  • The D-28 has a white Corian nut, while the D-35 uses bone.
  • The D-28 has a micarta bridge saddle, while the D-35 uses bone.
  • The D-35 has a bound fingerboard, the D-28 is unbound.
  • The D-35 does not have a diamond taper on the headstock.
  • The D-28 uses solid black ebony for various parts, such as the bridge and fingerboard, while the D-35 uses striped ebony for those parts.

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  • Martin D-35
    Martin D-35 6-string Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, and Mahogany Neck - Natural In the early part of the twentieth century, the history of the modern guitar began. Martin's early Standard...
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  • Martin D-28 - Natural
    Martin D-28 - Natural 6-string Acoustic Guitar with Spruce Top and East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides - Natural Many discerning guitarists instantly name the D-28 as their all-time favorite Martin, and the Martin D-28 acoustic guitar is the standard all guitars...
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