Introduced in 1976, the HD-28 represents the recreation of Martin's legendary ''herringbone'' D-28 style guitars. Considered by many players to be the best sounding of all Martin guitars, the HD-28's vintage features include herringbone top trim, a traditional "zig-zag" backstrip, and Martin's famous scalloped X-bracing that allows the top to vibrate more freely, yielding a louder, more open tone.
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
ROSETTE: Style 28
TOP BRACING PATTERN: D OM
TOP BRACES: Scalloped 5/16''
BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
BACK PURFLING: HD Zig Zag
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood
ENDPIECE: White Boltaron®
ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/White Boltaron®
BINDING: White Boltaron®
TOP INLAY STYLE: Bold Herringbone
SIDE INLAY: none
BACK INLAY: Black/White
NECK MATERIAL: Solid Mahogany
NECK SHAPE: Low Profile
NUT MATERIAL: White Corian®
HEADPLATE: Solid East Indian Rosewood/ Raised Gold Foil Logo
HEELCAP: White Boltaron®
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4''
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 11/16''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8''
FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Style 28
FINGERBOARD BINDING: none
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss/ Dark Filler
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss
FINISH NECK: Semi Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: Belly
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/8''
SADDLE: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Micarta®
TUNING MACHINES: Schaller Chrome w/ Large Knobs
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin SP 4200 Medium Phosphor Bronze
BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Black Dots
PICKGUARD: I-02 Tortoise Color
INTERIOR LABEL: none
OTHER OPTIONS: Available left-handed at no additional charge
OTHER COMMENTS: All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice.
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