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Item Reviews for: Martin D28 Acoustic Guitar with Case  -  MAT D28 LIST

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By: Cibby      Submitted: 1/18/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Martin changed the D28 to straight bracing in the mid to late 1940's it is the flagship of the Martin line and a classic. It has stood the test of time and remains one of best selling acoustic dreads of all time. The sound is clear ,crisp and powerful workmanship is outstanding. It's at home playing bluegrass,folk,rock or country music. Some guitar players in my circle hold the belief an acoustic has to have scalloped bracing to have that sound you need today but once they hear my D28 or play it the quickly change there minds. Martin knows how to build a straight braced acoustic since they have been doing it for 65 years and they put all that experience into today's D28. Mine was bought from AMS and I am very pleased with there service. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? There is no better quality than an American made Martin. The D28 is outstanding for any type of music. I play bluegrass, folk,country and rock with mine. Flat picking,strumming or finger style it is great. Feel Was it easy to reach the strings? How comfortable was the playing position? The D28 is so smooth and easy to play. Martin uses a high tech pleck machine in setting up the action. Now days they come near perfect out of the box. Seeing every player is different however you may need a slight adjustment to get the way you like . Mine came 3/32in low E 12th fret and 2/32in high E 12th fret. That will make most people happy. Tone Is the tone well balanced? How does it project? The D28 has the best balanced sound out there today. It can project loud and powerful or sweet and soft. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Martins finish is perfect it it beautiful . Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? You get what you pay for. As you go up the Martin lineup you pay more. Look what a30 year old D28 sells for. Imports never increase in value like Martins do. Playability How was the action out of the box? Action is good for most styles of playing. As I stated above Martin now uses a high tech pleck machine to help set the action. My D28 was 3/32in low E 12th fret and 2/32in high E 12th fret out of the box.
Worth the wait
By: Tom from Ames, IA      Submitted: 12/15/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Excellent sustain and clarity. Just what you'd expect from a Martin Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Flawless. Feel Was it easy to reach the strings? How comfortable was the playing position? Action is high but I prefer that on my acoustics. Tone Is the tone well balanced? How does it project? Loud and clear. Notes ring clear at any volume. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Flawless. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Absolutely. Well worth the money. Playability How was the action out of the box? Action high, see above.
Life long player who now has 3 Martins. This D-28 is the King... Unbelievable sound.
By: Tommy Garber      Submitted: 7/24/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. One of the best sounding guitars I have ever heard. Going to visit the factory this fall. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Outstanding. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Super
WOW Best way to sum this thing up!!!!
By: J from Va      Submitted: 6/2/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. As this is my first "real good" acoustic the only thing I can compare it with is the ol cheepo"s I have banged on before and let me tell you if you are even remotely pondering this Do IT don't put it off loud,crisp,just a joy to play!there is a reason this is the standard by which all others are judged! Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? my advice watch the video"s on you tube on how these are made the sheer amount of labor involved wow you really get what you pay for in this case. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? clear and smooth sounding Finish How did the stain or paint job look? great finish final buffing was spot on no swirl marks my only and I mean only complaint with the guitar is the smell the finish gives off very strong will go away with time and once that happens zero complaints
Awesome tone and playability.
By: WoollyMonster from Somewhere in Texas      Submitted: 12/15/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Very well made. Take the Martin virtual tour or go visit the factory for yourself. Martin claims it take 180 days to make a D-28. Its flawless. General Your general opinion of this product. Not a fancy looking guitar but it certainly is a fancy playing and sounding guitar. Tone is awesome. Neck and frets are perfect. Thinking about putting a Fishman in it but don't want to alter the tone in the least! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Big beautiful dreadnought tone. Loud and clear. A real boomer when you hit it hard. Responds well to pick attack or fingers. I think you could play just about any style of music from this guitar. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish is first rate. All the tone-woods are top quality. It is simple and beautiful. Not a lot of ornate inlays, etc. I would rather the cost be in the build and it is on this one.
One of the best purchases.
By: W Abercrombie from Groves, Tx USA      Submitted: 8/21/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Everything about this guitar is made extremely well. What it looks in fancy bells and whistles it more than makes up for in craftsmanship. General Your general opinion of this product. This is the best guitar I have owned so far and I would have to say its the best Ive played as well. You do not have to try to get volume from this guitar, very nice feel to it. Also I have noticed the tone and responsiveness are amazing compared to my Martin DC15e, Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The tone is the whole reason I bought this guitar. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish is very nice on it, no complaints. The top of mine actually has some really cool "defects" in the wood that give it a little character.
I <3 my D-28
By: Clay from Indy      Submitted: 1/22/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Perfection in wood. General Your general opinion of this product. This thing is a tone monster! After pining over D-18s, D-28s and D-35s I finally bought a D-25. I love this guitar. I haven't ever been so inspired to play. I have owned a 000-18 in the past and it was very nice but not a D-28. The smooth balanced tone along with the ability to get as loud as I need to is amazing. I have been asking myself why it took so long to appreciate bluegrass and now I'm asking why I waited so long to buy a D-28. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Very balanced with perhaps a little bias toward the bottom. I would say more warm than dark. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? flawless...just flawless.....
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