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.