I have several Martin guitars and have had pickups installed, but the HD-28VE with the Fishman Ellipse is outstanding. The guitar is amazing; not only does it look good, it has the great Martin sound. The sound is balanced between the low tones and the treble strings. The various settings available with the Fishman pickup make the guitar quite versatile. The one I ordered had a buzz when I picked strings 3,4,and 5. When I called and expressed by concern about this, the technician told me to return the guitar for an adjustment and I am anxiously waiting for its return. The technician sent me the shipping label which took care of the cost to return the instrument. I could not be more pleased with the service I received from the Sweetwater staff and I am thrilled to own this fine Martin instrument.