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Martin Custom Shop 00-28 Inspired Parlor Acoustic Guitar, Figured Claro Walnut, Western Red Cedar

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Martin Custom Shop 00-28 Inspired Parlor Acoustic Guitar, Figured Claro Walnut, Western Red Cedar

$7,590.24 $5,499.00
FREE 2-Day Shipping


We're proud to present this absolutely gorgeous Martin Custom Shop 00-28 that we collaborated on with our friends at Martin Guitars! A stunning Western Red Cedar top and heavily-figured Claro Walnut back and sides make this parlor acoustic a fingerpicker's dream, while still having enough push back from the top to handle enthusiastic strumming as well. It's versatile, comfortable, portable, and compromises absolutely nothing.

For this beautiful creation, as always, we kept in mind how the woods would look together, and more importantly, how they would sound together. This one really did come out great - it's a wood lover's absolute dream. Red cedar top, flame maple binding, and figured walnut on the headstock as well as, of course, the back and sides all work together to exude a vintage-esque rustic aesthetic that's just as fit for hanging in a museum as in your hands on stage. The vintage Martin headstock inlay and classical-style tuning peg configuration and design round out the look.

In terms of both sound and playability, this guitar is every bit as special as it looks. Despite its smaller body, it sings with a full chorus of angels behind it. The walnut and cedar combination provides a warm and mellow tone with some great brightness and clarity up top. The cedar has great natural compression to help organically even out your plucking. The walnut is articulate and smooth at the same time, while the ebony fretboard provides some nice brightness. The sound is refined and nuanced, especially in the mid-range. There's a great low-mids and treble presence that gives it fullness but still a bit of a natural scoop in the mids, leaving the perfect sonic space to slot in vocals, for example.

For the players here at the shop, the greatest "Custom Shop" instruments combine the tone and playability that a certain model is known for with appointments such as the ones on this one that make it a true one-of-a-kind instrument and heirloom piece. As expected from the Custom Shop of arguably the most renowned and storied acoustic guitar builder in American guitar history, the playability, tonality and build quality are all top-notch.



  • Model: "00-28" Inspired (Grand Concert Parlor)
  • Top: Western Red Cedar
  • Back and Sides: Figured Claro Walnut
  • Top Binding: European Flamed Maple
  • Rosette: Style 28 Black Maple Fiber
  • Top Inlay: Fine Herringbone - 000 Size
  • Bracing Material: Sitka Spruce 1/4"
  • Bridge Style: Modern Pyramid
  • Body Finish: Gloss


  • Construction: Dovetail Joint
  • Fretboard: Black Ebony
  • Fretboard and Headstock Binding: European Flamed Maple
  • Neck: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Neck Profile: Modified V
  • Scale Length: 24.9"
  • Fretboard Radius: 16"
  • Nut Width: 1 7/8"
  • String Spacing: 2 5/16"
  • Inlays: Golden Era Diamond and Squares Short, Select Abalone
  • Frets: 20 (12 clear of body)
  • Headstock Veneer: Figured Claro Walnut
  • Headstock Finish: Polished
  • Headstock Taper: Square
  • Headstock Inlay: CFM Block Golden Era
  • Tuners: Grover Gold H97-18GA Sta-Tite Side Mnt 18:1


  • Notes: Dealer-Selected Woods & Specifications
  • Case: Molded Black Hardshell
  • Instrument Weight: 3.6 lbs
  • Serial #: 2713243


Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Martin Guitars. This Custom Shop 00-28 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.