The Martin HD-28 is the herringbone version of the D-28.
Vintage features include herringbone top trim, a traditional zig-zag backstrip, and Martin’s famous scalloped X-bracing. Its fingerboard is ebony, the body top is solid spruce and the body features solid rosewood, just like the D28.
Other features of the HD28 include a gloss finish, black & white rosette, white binding and a hardshell case is included in the price.
Martin Standard Series
Martin launched this much imitated Standard Series line nearly a century ago and set the standard for all modern acoustic guitars—starting with the Dreadnought, a shape that Martin first built in 1916 to provide a bigger, richer guitar sound at a time when there was no amplification, for the accompaniment of singers in larger settings, including auditoriums.
These instruments constitute the historic core of the Martin line and represent the majority of sizes and styles that have evolved during this century. The Standard Series models are known for resonant warmth of tone with tastefully restrained styling. For the most part, Martin is credited with inventing these styles and shapes, and guitar makers in general have moved to adopt Martin’s size designations as the standard for the industry.
Standard features for the Standard Series generally include solid wood top, back, and sides, polished gloss finish, and a hand-fit dovetail neck attachment.
About Martin Guitars
For well over a century and a half, the Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world.
The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.'s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker's craft. In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power.
Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C. F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially in evidence today at Martin's expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.