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Martin D-28 Dreadnought Guitar


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The Martin D-28 Dreadnought is the standard by which all others are judged. Constructed of solid East Indian rosewood for the back and sides, a Sitka spruce top and mahogany neck with Ebony fingerboard and bridge, this instrument has been a favorite of artists from Hank Williams Sr. to Jimmy Page.

The massive bass response of the Martin D-28 Dreadnought balanced with articulate highs makes this a benchmark acoustic guitar and a must-have for every guitarist. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player.

The newest version of the Martin D-28 Dreadnought  features vintage appointments such as open geared tuners, an aged toner top and a tortoise pattern pickguard. The neck has a new low oval profile for a comfortable playing experience. The D-28 now also features forward shifted bracing for even greater top vibration!

 The original Martin Hard Shell Case is included.

First appearing in 1931, the Martin D-28 Dreadnought model was based on models built for the Oliver Ditson company in 1916.  These were produced for a few years for Ditson, but Martin didn’t make it a regular model at the time.   At first, it had a 12-fret neck but in 1934 the 14-fret neck was added, a nod to migrating banjo players.   At the time, the top binding enclosed a Herringbone pattern purfling layer, but during WW2 Martin’s stock of this ran out and as the supplier was in Germany, restock was not possible.   The multi-line purfling seen here has been used since, with Herringbone now available on select models.

Martin D-28 Dreadnought Specifications: 

  • 14 Fret Dreadnought body
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Indian rosewood sides and back
  • Forward shifted X braces, non scalloped
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • Tortoise pattern pickguard
  • Aged toner top finish
  • Nickel open geared Grover Sta-Tite tuners with butterbean buttons


Price: $4,319.00 CAD
  • Model: D-28
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Natural
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 20/03/2020

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.62lbs 2.1kg
  • Scale Length: 25.4in 645.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.75in 45mm
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