The Martin HD-28E dreadnought acoustic-electric 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 Sitka 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 an 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 HD-28 is Martin's premium dreadnought, considered by many guitarists to be the finest-sounding guitar Martin has ever made. With a solid Sitka 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.
The LR Baggs Anthem Tru-Mic Acoustic Pickup is an award-winning and well-loved acoustic pickup, and Martin have spared no expense in installing these premium pickups on the HD-28E. This feedback-busting, natural-sounding pickup is the result of over 30 years of effort. There's no modeling and no illusions going on here. The Anthem is strictly a well-designed microphone that picks up the guitar - clean, clear, and full of dynamics. While many guitar mics are way too prone to feedback or just as bad... give you that annoying "boxy sound" when used alone...
The biggest sound in rock, country, and bluegrass just got bigger. Bold herringbone, rosewood, ebony and spruce in a Dreadnought for boom, chime, and bark. Versatile and responsive electronics so you can shape your sound anywhere, anytime to sound as good plugged in as you do unplugged. Paired with our most comfortable neck, vintage appointments, scalloped, forward-shifted bracing, and a lifetime warranty—a timeless classic, brand new.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Style||No Cutaway|
|Finish||Full High Gloss|
|Top Wood||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||East Indian Rosewood|
|Body Bracing||Scalloped X-bracing|
|Neck Wood||Select Hardwood|
|Neck Shape||Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper|
Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern, Abalone
|Number of Frets||20 (total), 14 (clear)|
|Tuning Machines||Chrome enclosed gears|
|Nut/Saddle Material||White Corian/Compensated White TUSQ|
|Bridge String Spacing||2 5/32"|
|Neck Taper||High Performance Taper|
|Electronics||LR Baggs Anthem
|Strings||Martin Authentic Acoustic Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge|
|Case Included||3-ply hardshell case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||Y18HD28ELRB|