Martin HD-28E...the best of both worlds!
What serious guitarist hasn't dreamed of owing a "Vintage" Martin Herringbone Dreadnought? Since I don't have $20,000+ to buy a "pre-war" model, I thought I'd try a new HD-28E Retro. What Martin has achieved with this model is incredible! It has all the "Vintage" vibe you want in looks, plus the amazing rich, powerful tone that Martin is famous for! This is one beautiful, well made guitar that delivers! The Aura+ System has so many options that, if want to get serious about dialing in your tone, it will give you all you can handle! For me, I am happy with the "Easy mode" pre-sets (3 plus pick-up only), which is very simple to use. The built-in tuner is a nice addition, and the mute feature is great for live gigs. The lower bout strap button is separate from the plug-in jack, with easy access to the 9v battery...love it! I can't say enough about this fine Martin guitar...wonderful tone, great sustain, punchy bass, full mids, clear/bright treble, comfortable neck, 1 3/4" nut, bone saddle/nut, aged toner top, open-geared butterbean tuners, old-style Martin logo decal, beveled Tortoise shell pick guard. If I could only own ONE acoustic guitar...this would be it. BTW, Sweetwater is the BEST...buy from them!! Great customer service, and nice, friendly people too.