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Martin Guitars HD-28

Steel String Guitar

  • Top: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Scalloped bracing
  • Bottom & Sides: Solid east-Indian rosewood
  • Herringbone bindings
  • Neck: Solid mahogany
  • Bridge & Fretboard: Solid ebony
  • 20 Frets (neck-body joint at 14th fret)
  • Schaller chrome machine heads
  • Hard case included
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Top Spruce
Back and Sides Rosewood
Cutaway No
Fretboard Ebony
Saddle Width 42,90 mm
Frets 20
Pickups No
Colour Natural
Case Yes
Incl. Gigbag No
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Fantastic!

David449, 27.05.2013
This has to be the best acoustic guitar I have ever played. Its construction displays first class workmanship. If it were just a piece of furniture it would be lovely but it sounds incredible, too. It's somewhat of a cannon!
This guitar demands to be played and I am happy to oblige.
The standard set-up comes with 13 size strings, which I changed to 12s and the sound was still fantastic. However, I recently tried 10s, which are easy to play but although the bass is still there in abundance, the top end is lost, so I do not recommend strings this light.
Overall, if you want the definitive dreadnought sound, then look no further. It's not cheap but it's worth every penny!
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Overrated and way overpriced

20.11.2016
Firstly, Thomann are NOT a Martin Guitar dealer, so beware!

Had a lot of problems with fret buzz in many places on the neck. Returned the guitar to Thomann who denied there was any problem (Their "technicians" are not luthiers after all). So basically a useless and amateur service. Got a better result using a local luthier. Guitar needed extra fret work and set-up, costing more ¤'s.

Martin & Co. were also very unhelpful, but did inform me that Thomann are not a Martin dealer which restricts Martin from having any intervention with Thomann on their instrument sales, so you are stuck with Thomann if there are any problems.

Sound was admittedly nice and resonant but quite muddy with little definition and separation of strings for chord playing. Treble strings are very tinny sounding with poor sustain and tone.

The HD28 is a factory-made guitar with little in the way of refinement of sound, therefore way overpriced for what it is.
Martin are living off of their history and brand and better made pre-war guitars, which is certainly not present in the model I purchased. Not for the price tag anyway.

C.F. Martin & Co. Inc. have become just another corporate brand name, more interested in profit and aggressive marketing than making real quality instruments and providing quality customer service. Beware folks!

At ¤3K+ Save your money for a hand made guitar from a proper luthier, it will be worth the extra few ¤'s without a doubt.
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