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Martin Retro Series HD-28E Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Dreadnought, Rosewood Body

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  • Martin Retro Series HD-28E Acoustic-Electric
  • D-14 Dreadnought Body Shape
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Polished Gloss Top, Back, Sides
  • Aging Toner on Top
  • Style 28 Rosette
  • HD Zig Zag Back Purfling
  • Diamond and Square Inlays
  • Standard "X" Scalloped Bracing, Forward Shifted
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Braces
  • Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Select Hardwood Neck
  • Solid Black Ebony Fretboard
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Modified Low Oval High Performance Taper Neck Shape
  • Top Inlay Style: Bold Herringbone
  • 20 PLEK'd Frets
  • Compensated White Tusq Nut
  • 1 3/4" Nut Width
  • Vintage Belly w/ Drop-In Long Bone Saddle
  • Solid Black Ebony Bridge
  • Nickel Open-Geared Tuning Machines w/ Butterbean Knobs
  • Beveled, Polished Tortoise Color Pickguard
  • Grained Ivoroid Heelcap
  • Solid East Indian Rosewood Headplate
  • Fishman F1 Aura+ Preamp
  • Faux Tortoise Pickguard
  • Martin Hardshell Case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.8 lbs
  • Serial #: 2168169

Player's Perspective

This guitar is a modern installment of the famously rich-toned HD-28. A true re-creation of a classic, this guitar's homage to the past is novel rather than nostalgic. It has that classic old-school dreadnought response that can't be faked. There's a rich woody snap to the sound in all registers, and the low-end is especially delicious. In fact, this is one of the models that made dreadnoughts notorious for their incredible bass response. Strum a big open position chord, and you can feel the sound in your gut in a way that usually only happens with some type of amplification. The neck is hefty but quite comfortable. Breakneck bluegrass, down home blues, open position folk strumming, country - the best players from all walks of life have used this guitar because it creates music and leaves the rest up to you.

Special Features

The HD-28E Retro is a modern re-creation of the classic herringbone Dreadnought. Channeling legends like Hank Williams, this guitar carries a distinct prestige that can only come from the Retro Series collection. 

This is an iconic instrument that's every bit as musical, playable and relevant as ever. Perfect for the Martin aficionado or simply anyone on the hunt for the real deal dreadnought sound.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Martin. This Retro Series HD-28E is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Pictures 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.