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SKU MRTN-2017-D28

Martin Standard Series D-28 Acoustic Guitar, Rosewood and Spruce


Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to offer up this Martin D-28 from their classic Standard Series.

The D-28 is an icon. And now they're making it really look like the iconic post-war D-28 that is undoubtedly what we all think of when we reflect on this classic guitar. It's been defining steel string acoustic guitar tone for almost 100 years, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a guitarist or group that hasn't been influenced by the D-28 in some way. Sonically, this is one of the guitars that wrote the book on great dreadnought sound. There's a delicious, potent low-end that you can really feel when you strum a big chord. But the highs are equally detailed, crisp and subtle, providing a wonderfully balanced and expressive acoustic voice that you have to hear to believe. The neck shape is comfortable and smooth, and the fretboard ride is effortless whether you're a folk singer who will be hanging out in the first position most of the time or a country soloist who will lean into some soulful bends. This modern installment of a timeless guitar will be with you as long as you're making music.

Manufacturer's Description

Sometimes innovation is in the details and this is certainly true with Martin’s re-imagined D-28. After nearly a century at the helm, and as the quintessential workhorse of music legends like Hank Williams, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and so many more, Martin's legendary D-28 has been lovingly and artfully enhanced. “The post WWII D-28 had a slightly different look than its predecessor and became the centerpiece of the folk and folk rock movements at their pinnacle in the 1950s and 1960s." says Chris Martin, Chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar, "We have extracted the finest features from the D-28 of both my grandfather’s and my father’s respective eras.” The all new D-28 blends the rich history of the guitar with Martin’s newest and most heralded innovations. The 184 year old guitar maker has combined vintage appointments, including open gear tuners, an aged toner top, antique white accents, and a faux tortoise pickguard with a new neck profile to give D-28 enthusiasts a modern feel and comfortable playing experience. Martin has also added forward-shifted bracing to allow greater vibration of the top. The legend just got better.



  • Model: Standard Series D-28
  • Shape: D-14 Dreadnought
  • Color: Gloss Aging Toner (Natural)
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: East Indian Rosewood
  • Bracing: Forward-Shifted Sitka Spruce X-Brace - Non-Scalloped
  • Top Inlay: Multi-Stripe
  • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
  • Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Style 28


  • Neck: Dark Mahogany - Satin
  • Profile: Modified Low Oval w/ High-Performance Taper
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut: 1 3/4" Bone
  • Scale: 25.4"
  • Radius: 16"
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Style 28
  • Frets: 20 - neck joins body at 14th


  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • String Spacing: 2 5/32"
  • Tuners: Nickel Open Gear


  • Case: Martin Molded Hardshell
  • Instrument Weight: 4.7 lbs
  • Serial #: 2559670

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Martin. This Standard Series D-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.