The Martin HD-28E dreadnought acoustic guitar boasts the same design that made the D-28 a classic — herringbone top trim, traditional zigzag backstripe, and Martin's time-tested forward-shifted X-bracing. Used for all styles of music, the HD-28E 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. You'll love the gorgeous sound of the classic tonewood combination of a spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides. The Martin HD-28E is both loud and dynamic and has a quick response with excellent note definition. And with a LR Baggs Anthem system onboard, the HD-28E sounds amazing amplified. Many acoustic players here at Music Experience have an HD-28E in their collection.
The HD28 is Martin's premium dreadnought, considered by many guitarists to be the finest-sounding guitar Martin has ever made. With a solid spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, and traditional zigzag purfling on the back, this Martin HD-28E is a beautiful, immaculately designed acoustic guitar. The select hardwood neck boasts a black ebony 20-fret fingerboard with diamond and square taper fingerboard inlays. Beautiful with its vintage-styled belly bridge and classic tortoise pickguard, the HD-28E stays reliably in tune with nickel open-geared tuners — complete with stylish butterbean knobs. The HD-28E's sound and robust projection make it ideal for live performance as well as recording. In addition, the HD-28E is great for aggressive strumming or subtle fingerpicking — bluegrass, folk, even acoustic rock sound great on the HD-28E.
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 such as 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 Martin HD-28 spares no expense on its tonewoods. You just can't beat the sound of solid spruce and solid genuine rosewood. And you'll love the crisp sound and beautiful look of the HD-28's solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. What's more, the HD-28 is topped with solid spruce, adding rich and mellow overtones. When you imagine what an acoustic guitar is supposed to sound like, this is it.
Classic herringbone, East Indian rosewood, ebony and spruce in the shape that started it all: the Dreadnought. Paired with our most comfortable neck, vintage appointments, scalloped, forward-shifted bracing, and a lifetime warranty. Powerful bottom end, rich tone, and strums that will fill the room—music history made new. Also available in Sunburst and Ambertone finish.
|Number of Strings
|Full High Gloss
|Solid Sitka Spruce
|Back & Sides Wood
|East Indian Rosewood
|Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper
Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern, Abalone
|Number of Frets
|20 (total), 14 (clear)
|Nickel Open Gear
|Bridge String Spacing
|High Performance Taper
|LR Baggs Anthem
|Martin Authentic Acoustic Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge
|3-ply hardshell case
|Manufacturer Part Number