Martin 000-28VS - Natural

Acoustic Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Solid East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, and Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge - Natural
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Martin 000-28VS - Natural
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Vintage-style Martin, in a Brand-new Instrument!

You'll fall in love with this 12-fret Martin's vintage vibe, classic sound, and distinctive feel! The 000-28VS delivers that amazing tone you can only get from a classic 12-fret 000-sized acoustic. Its excellent tonal balance makes it perfect for both fingerstyle players and strummers, while its modified V neck shape takes you back to those legendary Martins of yore. This guitar is easy to play, and it gives you the features, looks, and character that are bound to make it your companion for years and years to come.

When you demand top quality from an acoustic, you don't settle for anything less than premium tonewoods. Here they are! The 000-28VS gives you a quality solid Sitka spruce top, and it's paired with a solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. The result? Rich, full, and detailed tone that only improves with age! The ebony fingerboard and bridge add subtle class, as do the herringbone inlays. In keeping with this guitar's vintage vibe, Martin equipped the 000-28VS with a slotted headstock. All the elements combine to give you the perfect acoustic playing experience.

Martin 000-28VS Acoustic Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • Color: Natural
  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: 000-12
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Style 28
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16'' Braces, Solid Sitka Spruce ¼'' Tone Bars
  • Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag
  • Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
  • Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone
  • Side Inlay: None
  • Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Modified V
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Slotted/Square Slots/Diamond/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Small Old Style
  • Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25⅖''
  • No. of Frets Clear: 12
  • No. of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 11316''
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2516''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamond And Squares — Short Pattern
  • Back/Side Finish: Polished Gloss
  • Top Finish: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Pyramid w/ Drop-in Long Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2516''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Long Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel Side Mounts w/ Butterbean Knobs
  • Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Light Phosphor Bronze (MSP4100)
  • Bridge and End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
  • Case: 535 Geib Style
Martin's 000-28VS is your dream 12-fret acoustic come true!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape 000-12 Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Nitrocellulose
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Solid East Indian Rosewood
Body Bracing Standard X, 5/16" Solid Sitka Spruce
Binding Grained Ivoroid
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Modified V
Fingerboard Material Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Diamond and Squares- Short Pattern
Number of Frets 20 (total), 14 (clear)
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Waverly Nickel Side Mounts w/ Butterbean Knobs
Bridge Material Solid Black Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone/16" Radius Long Bone
Nut Width 1.812"
Body Length 20.562"
Body Width 15"
Body Depth 4.125"
Overall Length 39.625"
Strings Martin MSP7100
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 10OOO28VS

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Review of Martin 000-28vs

I have a few Martin's, a Taylor and a Larrivea , all great acoustic guitars. I was drawn to the 000-28vs for a few reasons, first, I wanted to own as close to original 000 with rosewood and I love the slotted head stock and the 12 fret. The guitar arrived perfect and thanks Sweetwater. What intrigued me was after I got the production numbers from Martin it appears only 57 units were produced in 2015 out of 80,000 Martin's produced.. The guitar I purchased last week, October 25, 2016 was new old stock from January of 2015, shipped to Sweetwater in September 2015 and sold to me a year later as "New". I love the guitar and it's exactly what I wanted. Best of all, it's not common. No electronics, not a dreadnought, no cutaway and a 12 fret and slightly expensive....all of which make it less desirable to the average schmo.. well, that's me and I love it, picks wells, rings like a bell and smells like roses. I hope my great grandson likes it given I believe it will be a future collectable.

Beautiful Instrument

First off I want to thank my rep Andy Miller for helping me pick out the perfect guitar. I am a big guy with big hands and when I started getting into fingerstyle I realized I wanted something with a wider neck. I've been playing since the late 70's and own over 30 guitars, mostly electrics and basses and so, too late in life, this is my first really high quality acoustic. I wish I would have bought this 20 years ago. At this price expectations are pretty high and this guitar delivers. Every bit of fit and finish is just beautiful and it sounds amazing. It may not be the best guitar for strumming away on rock songs with a pick (though you can), but is really made to be played with fingers. You will be surprised by the volume for it's size when fingerpicking and it's very sensitive to the touch with awesome definition. The factory setup is perhaps a tad high at the nut and bridge. It still plays great out of the box but I think most will want their local tech to bring it down a 64th or two. Also, if you have any doubts about the open tuners, it arrived perfectly in tune and I literally took it out of the case and played it heavily for a week without ever tuning it!
Music background: Experienced enthusiast

Buy one

Fifty years of playing and lots of guitars. I play all styles. The quality of this guitar is exceptional. The neck is fat and wide. I love it. I play teles for electric gigs and I have two classical guitars. Y Huss & Daltom OM is a fine guitar. Impressed with both,but the Martin has great tone,volume and great feel. Giving up the two frets is a pain but it's worth it. If you use yours,plugged in,go with a sound hole pickup. LR Baggs M80 or Sunrise. The Baggs Lyric is tough to adjust tone. You can't use the LR Baggs Anthem due to the open ends for the saddle. I've got the Lyric now. I'm going to try the LR Baggs Para DI,I have,to see if it makes the Lyric better. Less is more for gigging for me. Tone,Quality? Great guitar. Worth the money. All styles sound great on this guitar...
Music background: Been gigging since 15 years old. Worked with LeAnn Rimes,and many others....

Glad I jumped in

Love this guitar! I'm a fan of the 12fret jointing. Moving the bridge up and having a larger lower bout really makes a difference in volume and tone. For finger picking this is a great choice plenty of room in the string spacing and the wider neck in fretting provides amble room for more complex left hand work. When I read reviews some people indicated it took a while to get use to them modified v shaped neck profile, I personally love it.

The 000-28VS . . . My "Holy Grail"

I am the proud owner of a Martin D18-VS, a 12 fret slope shouldered delight, as well as an older Gibson J-45 and although I truly love both of these guitars, I have long wanted to add the Martin 000-28VS to my arsenal. I allowed myself to be persuaded that the Recording King ROS-27 was an equal at a third of the price. Wrong! I kept that guitar for a little over two months and sold it on eBay. In a way, that was a good thing, because when I picked up the 000-28VS, I knew instantly that it was well worth every penny, If you are a lover of traditional guitars, this one's for you, too!
Music background: professional musician/ entertainer for over 30 years
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars