Martin HD-28, Traditional Sunburst

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  • Sitka Spruce Top Yields Crisp Articulation & Broad Dynamic Range
  • Rosewood Body Produces Resonant & Well-Balanced Tone
  • Ideal For Rock, Country, Bluegrass & Folk Due To Dreadnought Body
  • Real Bone Nut For Added Resonance & Sustain
  • Molded Hardshell Case Included

Martin HD-28, Traditional Sunburst

The Martin HD-28, Traditional Sunburst continues the Martin legacy of combining traditional and modern techniques to craft guitars with a premium tone and construction. With a sitka spruce and East Indian rosewood build, the HD-28 produces a versatile, rich, full, and resonant tonal character. The tone produced is able to accommodate numerous genres and playing styles with ease, from lighter folk-inspired picking techniques to heavier strumming patterns. Furthermore, the Martin HD-28 features a dreadnought body which offers superb projection and volume, whilst providing a timeless sound that is both powerful and iconic, perfect for rock, country, bluegrass, and folk. Its real bone nut also adds resonance and sustain, as well as being self-lubricated, allowing the guitar to stay in tune for longer periods of time. With a traditional sunburst finish, bold herringbone top inlay, and faux tortoise pickguard, the Martin HD-28 also offers a high-end appearance to match its superior tone.

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Quality Sitka Spruce & East Indian Rosewood Construction

The Martin HD-28 features a solid sitka spruce top which produces a versatile sound that is able to accommodate numerous genres and techniques with ease; from lighter fingerpicking styles, to heavier more aggressive strumming patterns. In addition, its stunning sitka spruce top also yields a crisp and articulate tone with a broad dynamic range, and a focused, clear sound of deep lows, warm mid-range, and bright singing highs. Furthermore, the solid top is accompanied by East Indian rosewood back and sides, which combined with its sitka spruce top provides players with an incredibly balanced and versatile palette of tones. The rosewood back and sides also produces rich warmth with superb resonance and volume.

Dreadnought Body

The Martin HD-28 features a dreadnought body, which projects an enormous voice yet still maintains overall tonal balance. The dreadnought shape was originally designed for hard pick attack, however through years of superb craftsmanship, Martin have created a dreadnought body with a stunning acoustic voice that is well-balanced and able to accommodate numerous genres and playing styles with ease. The big body is ideal for players more comfortable with the dreadnought size, and those with a longer reach. The sheer volume the HD-28 can project makes it perfect for the singer/songwriter, as vocalists can push their diaphragm to the max without feeling too loud against the guitar's volume, as it will sing as loud as you do.

Select Hardwood Neck & Ebony Fingerboard

With a select hardwood neck and dovetail neck joint, players are certain to adore the Martin's smooth and easy playability. Its select hardwood neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard which adds a bright attack, superb sustain, and plenty of bite to the guitar's overall sound. Furthermore, the fingerboard is sprinkled with mother of pearl style 28 inlays for added elegance.

Plek Pro For Enhanced Playability

Plek Technology uses a computer-controlled machine that carefully measures each fret, along with the fingerboard height under each string. This innovative Plek Technology then automatically dresses each fret, virtually eliminating string buzz and greatly improving the overall playability of the guitar. This pioneering process does the same work in a matter of minutes in comparison to how long it takes a luthier to complete the same job which can take up to several hours, sometimes even days to accomplish.

Real Bone Nut

The HD-28 features a real bone nut, which offers excellent resonance and sustain, along with an authentic appearance. A bone nut also delivers a very balanced tone, and will last a long time. In addition, this type of nut naturally self lubricates and helps you stay in tune for longer.


  • Combination of tonewoods and dreadnought body delivers a resonant and powerful response
  • Perfectly-suited to a wide range of genres and playing styles due to dreadnought body
  • Real bone not offers added resonance and sustain
  • Scalloped X bracing for a rich sound with superb projection and volume
  • Sunburst finish offers eye-catching appearance with a vintage-vibe


Body & Bridge

  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly Drop In Saddle
  • Bridge Pins: White Plastic
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
  • Bracing Pattern: X Brace
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Binding: White
  • Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone
  • Rosette: Style 28 Multi-Stripe

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Colour: Dark Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Low Profile
  • Neck Taper: Standard
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Style 28 Mother of Pearl
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Scale Length: 25.4''

Hardware & Strings

  • Hardware Colour: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Enclosed Gear
  • Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
  • Recommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)
  • Case: Molded Hardshell