Martin D-28 Marquis - Natural

Acoustic Guitar with Spruce Top and East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides - Natural
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Martin D-28 Marquis - Natural image 1
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Martin D-28 Marquis - Natural
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The Classic Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar!

Martin is recognized as the king of acoustic guitar making, with more than 125 years in the business. And many discerning guitarists instantly name the D-28 as their all-time favorite Martin. The D-28 Marquis is the latest incarnation of this legendary acoustic dreadnought guitar.

Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • The all-time standard for acoustics!
  • The direct descendant of classic D-28s
  • Big sound, full bass
  • Quality tonewoods used throughout

The all-time standard for acoustics!
Among the great instruments Martin makes, it's safe to say that none has enjoyed more popularity than their line of dreadnoughts, or D-size, guitars. Currently regarded as the "standard" acoustic guitar, dreadnoughts including the D-28 first became popular for backing up vocals, fiddles, and banjos in country and bluegrass music. The D-28's popularity steadily rose as more and more musicians heard it.

The direct descendant of classic D-28s
The "Golden Era" of Martin is expertly represented in the D-28 Marquis with its solid spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides. The D-28 Marquis employs vintage specs and herringbone binding. A special aging toner is applied to the top. The D-28 Marquis also features an interior label personally signed by Martin CEO Christian Frederick Martin IV.

Big sound, full bass
The D-28 Marquis offers the deep bass response that's made Martin dreadnoughts so popular. Yet it also has a high-end presence that sings out even in heavy instrumentation. The D-28 Marquis is both loud and subtle, and has a quick response.

Quality tonewoods used throughout
A quality acoustic guitar is all about the wood, and the D-28 Marquis delivers no-compromise quality. The top is of solid Adirondack spruce. Similar to high-elevation European alpine spruce, this wood was abundant in the 1930s and used on Martin guitars of that era. Its extraordinary tone, prized for its projection and tonal clarity, contributes significantly to the D-28 Marquis sound. The D-28's back and sides are made of solid East Indian rosewood, a classic Martin material. The D-28 Marquis back is further reinforced with Adirondack "Golden Era"-style braces. A solid mahogany neck with solid black ebony fingerboard gives the D-28 Marquis awesome playing ease to match its awesome sound!

Typically the action is set higher on a D-28 than on a D-18, 35, 42 or 45, owing to the instrument's bluegrass roots where the instrument performs with loud mandolins, banjos and Dobros. A heavier gauge string and tad higher action makes the guitar louder. Well-played D-28s are often referred to as "cannons." The D-28 Marquis is an American classic.

Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Color: Adirondack Spruce w/ aging toner
  • Body Type: Dreadnought D-14 fret
  • Finish: Top, back, sides - Polished gloss; neck - satin gloss
  • Neck Wood: Solid mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Modified V
  • Top Wood: Solid Adirondack spruce
  • Back Wood: Solid East Indian rosewood w/ Adirondack Golden Era-style braces
  • Side Wood: Solid East Indian rosewood
  • Machine Heads: Gotoh nickel open geared w/ butterbean knobs
  • Fingerboard: Solid black ebony
  • No. of Frets: 20 (14 clear)
  • Position Markers: Diamonds & Squares - long pattern
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Bridge: Solid black ebony, 1930s style belly - long pattern
  • Pickguard: I-03 tortoise color/beveled and polished

If you want to own the finest, you want the Martin D-28 Marquis!

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Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought 14-Fret
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Rosewood
Body Bracing Modified V
Neck Wood Hardwood
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 15.625"
Body Depth 4.875"
Overall Length 40.5"
Strings Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge
Manufacturer Part Number 10D28MARQUIS

Customer Reviews

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This is a tremendous guitar. Try this: Play every Martin up the line in price, starting at about $2,000. Be sure to test the D-35 and all the D-28 models. Four of us spent several hours doing exactly that, and the D-28 Marquis was the WOW.

D-28 Marquis

I did not get this guitar through this store, but I have to say that this is one of the best guitars I have ever played. I have a 2005 model, and got it a little under a year ago. I play Bluegrass, Irish Folk, and Worship Music with this work of art. It boasts beautiful lows and mids with rounded high end tones. While it is not necessarily ideal for Worship Music (the highs cutting through the mix), I have fixed the situation by using a Fishman off board pre-amp. But for natural recording, this guitar literally blows me away. Do yourself and your heirs a favor...get this guitar.
Music background: B.A. in Music Performance, Pro-musician

Great guitar

I got my Marquis about a month ago and the ONLY disappointment was the pretty lousy action it came with from the factory. However, after taking to the local expert luthier, i will say this is my favorite acoustic of all time. The action is now as good or better than my Taylor 512 and my Larivee OM. I like the wider nut width of 1.75in combined with that signature Martin booming tone. I've have many Taylors, Larivees and Breedloves, and while they all have great attributes and are high quality guitars, the Marquis surpasses them with its seeminly endless dynamic range and rich tone. Despite the price, i am extremely happy with this pirchase and the folks at Sweetwater made it a great, fearless, buying experience.
Music background: Semi-pro musician
See also: Martin, Martin 6-string Acoustic Guitars