The Martin HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic is the re-creation of Martin's legendary herringbone-style 28 guitars. It has a Sitka spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, and mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard. Vintage appointments include herringbone top trim, a traditional zigzag backstrip, and Martin's famous scalloped X-bracing that allows the top to vibrate more freely, yielding a louder, more open tone. This Standard Series Custom HD-28E Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar adds onboard Martin Gold+Plus electronics giving your live and studio performances the versatility and accuracy of plugging in. Limited lifetime warranty.
Martin Thinline Gold+Plus Acoustic Pickup SystemThe Martin Thinline Gold+Plus Acoustic Pickup System's patented design solves the age-old problems of string balance, string spacing and wire-hole placement. That means you can use this pickup on virtually any acoustic guitar.
Martin crafts the Thinline pickup using a highly sensitive copolymer specifically formulated for it. The short distance from the undersaddle pickup to its internally mounted preamp maintains signal integrity. The preamp is designed for guitars that are amplified at high volumes, especially full-size guitars.
The Martin Gold+Plus Pickup is voiced to control boominess and to provide extra brightness. Recommended for musicians in situations where the guitar needs to stand out and sound natural without feedback. The Martin Thinline Gold+Plus Pickup's preamp circuitry gives a battery life of up to 12,000 hours.
The very first dreadnought guitars were designed and crafted by C. F. Martin & Co. in 1916, but marketed in Boston and New York exclusively under the Oliver Ditson brand. Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916. After Ditson went out of business in the early 1930s, Martin introduced the D-1 and D-2 dreadnoughts for standard playing style that would soon become Martin’s iconic D-18 and D-28 models. Over the past 100 years, the Martin dreadnought has helped define what an acoustic guitar can and should be, and subsequently, it has become one of the most popular acoustic guitar designs in the world.
Body Body type: D-14 Fret Cutaway: Non-cutaway Top wood: Sitka Spruce Back & sides: East Indian rosewood Bracing pattern: Scalloped X Body finish: Gloss Orientation: Right handed Neck Neck shape: Low-Profile Standard Taper Nut width: 1.69" (43mm) Fingerboard: Ebony Neck wood: Select Hardwood Scale length: 25.4" Number of frets: 20 Neck finish: Satin Electronics Pickup/preamp: Yes Brand: Fishman Configuration: Soundhole-mounted pickup Preamp EQ: 1-band Feedback filter: No Tuner: No Other Headstock overlay: East Indian Rosewood Tuning machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear Bridge: Ebony Saddle & nut: Compensated/Bone Number of strings: 6-string Special features: None Case: Molded Hardshell Accessories: None
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