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Martin 2017 D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

An enduring classic that has traversed generations of players and genres, the 2017 Martin D-28 is updated for a modern playing feel with no tonal compromise. Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
East Indian rosewood back and sides Rich low end; smooth mids; articulate highs
Ebony fretboard Delivers strong high-midrange and crisp treble
Bone nut Enhanced sonic character

Martin D-28: The Definition of Dreadnought

The Martin D-28 is an absolute classic American dreadnought. Known for its clarity and projection, the D-28 radiates with the same brilliant tones that have endeared Martin guitars to players for generations. Finely crafted by the Martin luthiers in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, everything about the D-28 makes a statement of extraordinary quality and tonal excellence.

Unmistakable Martin Sound

Since 1833, Martin has built guitars of remarkable quality and sound. The dreadnought -- one of Martin's most significant innovations -- is legendary for its impeccable balance, clear projection, and robust tone. The D-28 uses East Indian rosewood for the back and sides to capture the classic Martin depth and definition. The solid Sitka spruce top gives a crispness to the high end which rounds out the tonal picture. Though closely associated with bluegrass and folk styles of play, the bold sound and immersive character of the D-28 makes this a great choice for players in any genre.

A True Acoustic Icon

Though it may not have the ornamentation of some other high-end Martins, the D-28 still shines with the timeless appeal of a traditional dreadnought. The top sports a classy multi-stripe rosette with elegant antique white binding to match. The back is made from two pieces of rosewood, and a striking checkered inlay runs down the middle where the pieces are joined. High-quality tuning machines adorn the headstock, as does the classic C.F. Martin & Co. logo.

A Classic Re-Imagined for 2017

Sometimes innovation is in the details and this is certainly true with Martin's re-imagined D-28. After nearly a century at the helm, and as the quintessential workhorse of music legends like Hank Williams, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and so many more, Martin's legendary D-28 has been lovingly and artfully enhanced.

"The post WWII D-28 had a slightly different look than its predecessor and became the centerpiece of the folk and folk rock movements at their pinnacle in the 1950s and 1960s," says Chris Martin, Chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar, "We have extracted the finest features from the D-28 of both my grandfather's and my father's respective eras." The 2017 D-28 blends the rich history of the guitar with Martin's newest and most heralded innovations. The 184 year old guitar maker has combined vintage appointments, including open gear tuners, an aged toner top, antique white accents, and a faux tortoise pickguard with an updated neck profile to give D-28 enthusiasts a modern feel and comfortable playing experience. Martin has also added forward-shifted bracing to allow greater vibration of the top. The legend just got better!

Features:

- Classic Martin dreadnought shape
- Gorgeous East Indian rosewood back (two piece) and sides with solid Sitka spruce top
- Elegant multi-stripe rosette and antique white binding
- Faux tortoise pickguard
- Modified low oval neck shape for a modern feel and comfortable playing experience
- Forward shifted X bracing style for excellent focus of sound
- Handcrafted by Martin master luthiers in Nazareth, Pennsylvania
- Included molded hardshell case
- Martin limited lifetime warranty

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- Model: D-28 (2017)
- Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
- Body Size: D-14 Fret
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce
- Rosette: Multi-Stripe
- Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
- Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Brace Size: 5/16"
- Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Back Purfling/Strip: Style 28
- Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Endpiece: Antique White
- Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
- Binding: Antique White
- Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Neck Material: Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
- Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
- Plek: Yes
- Nut Material: Bone
- Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
- Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
- Headplate Logo Style: Script Overlay
- Heelcap: Antique White
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
- Side Dots: White
- Back and Side Finish: Gloss
- Finish Top: Gloss
- Top Color: Aging Toner
- Finish Neck: Satin
- Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
- Bridge Material: Ebony
- Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
- Saddle: Compensated Bone
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
- Recommended Strings: SP Phosphor Bronze Med (MSP4200)
- Knob: Butterbean
- Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
- Bridge Pin Dots: Faux Tortoise
- Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
- Case: Molded Hardshell
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 21 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 102017D28
Martin Warranty Martin Warranty Martin offers a limited lifetime warranty on all of their guitars (valid only to the original owner. Any Martin guitars sold by zZounds as "Blemished," "B-Stock," "Warehouse Resealed," or any condition other than "New" are not covered under Martin's warranty. Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles are warrantied for one year. Strings are not covered under warranty. If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 610-759-2837
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 610-759-2837

Martin 2017 D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic

Sometimes innovation is in the details and this is certainly true with Martin's re-imagined D-28. After nearly a century at the helm, and as the quintessential workhorse of music legends like Hank Williams, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and so many more, Martin's legendary D-28 has been lovingly and artfully enhanced.

"The post WWII D-28 had a slightly different look than its predecessor and became the centerpiece of the folk and folk rock movements at their pinnacle in the 1950s and 1960s," says Chris Martin, Chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar, "We have extracted the finest features from the D-28 of both my grandfather's and my father's respective eras." The 2017 D-28 blends the rich history of the guitar with Martin's newest and most heralded innovations. The 184 year old guitar maker has combined vintage appointments, including open gear tuners, an aged toner top, antique white accents, and a faux tortoise pickguard with an updated neck profile to give D-28 enthusiasts a modern feel and comfortable playing experience. Martin has also added forward-shifted bracing to allow greater vibration of the top. The legend just got better!
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