Ask any guitarist familiar with acoustics and odds are good that they’ll name the Martin HD-28 as one of the finest acoustics ever built by any company. Certainly it is one of the best-sounding of all the Martins, and a certified best-seller for six generations! Now we’re hugely honored by the fact that Martin has released an HD-28 Sweetwater Edition! It boasts all the features that made the HD-28 a classic, including solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, herringbone top trim, zig-zag purfling strip, and of course Martin’s time-tested scalloped X-bracing. But it also has a few non-traditional features, which include an upgraded Adirondack spruce top and a premium Fishman Ellipse pickup system for the most faithful acoustic reproductions for those instances where you have to fill a large acoustic space with the real sound of a Martin acoustic! The Sweetwater Edition HD-28 is simply an immaculately designed instrument that fully lives up to the C.F. Martin reputation for building the finest acoustic guitars on the planet!
The tropical mahogany neck boasts a black ebony 20-fret fingerboard with Style 28 diamond and square fingerboard inlays and a low-profile shape that most players find superbly comfortable. In keeping with contemporary preferences, the neck has a semi-gloss finish over a dark mahogany stain. With its vintage-styled belly bridge, and classic tortoise pickguard, the HD-28 stays in tune thanks to the Gotoh Nickel open-geared tuners – complete with stylish butterbean knobs. Another feature that players will appreciate is the aging toner that’s used along with the polished gloss finish. This means that the guitar will look like it’s been in the family for decades. White Boltaron binding and heelcap are standard, as is the East Indian rosewood headstock overlay. Naturally, a guitar this special includes a deluxe, plush-lined hardshell case along with free FedEx shipping right to your door!