• Martin d28 vs d 18v vintage acoustic guitar

Martin d28 vs d 18v vintage acoustic guitar

Martin d28 vs d 18v vintage acoustic guitar

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Product Code:GSOCY027
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Martin d28 vs d 18v vintage acoustic guitar 

First of all, you just can't put it into words. No one could tell me how amazing this guitar was. Or convince me. You see, I'm a Taylor guy..hands down, love that Taylor sound. But...this...is just simply incredible. I would have not believed that a standard dread nought could boom sound like this, or produce this kind of clarity from highs to lows. But it does. Some of you will ask, is it that much different than the standard Hd-28 or D-28? Absolutely. Completely a different species. This is as close to perfection as you can get for a sound on a guitar. The V neck plays like a dream and is so comfortable. Mine was professionally set up from nut to saddle to frets. After all, if you're gonna spend this kind of change on an instrument, it ought to get the best treatment. I use Elixir lights and they sound great. You can use Mediums but I've seen the tops pull up and Bridges come loose on many through the years. So I'd recommend lights for strings. Also you'll need to bone up in the care and feeding of one of these. These are fine woods put together with glue, so you can't leave this one in the car or store it out in the the garage like you can with the Chinese guitars. If you do, the consequences will be dire.

This is a FINE instrument that looks like a fine instrument, plays like a fine instrument, sounds like a fine instrument and needs care like a fine instrument so watching humidity levels and temperature will be important of she'll be visiting the Luthier often.

Other than that, oh she's fine to play, and wonderful on the ears.

If you buy it....you'll be glad you did!

Happy Picking...

There is absolutely nothing like the sound and feel of a Martin d 28 guitar, a model that has set the standard. Martin guitars have a legendary tone with a big low end and a full tonal spectrum. The Martin hd 28v replicates the key features of a vintage Martin d 28, including a Herringbone D-2 format, open back tuners, a vintage neck style, a pyramid bridge, a volute to reinforce the strength of the neck, forward-shifted and scalloped bracing and classic fretboard inlays. Even the bindings are specially designed to replicate the look of the ivory bindings popular before World War I.''


Martin d28 vs d 18v vintage acoustic guitar  

Full Specification

Model:HD-28V

Construction:Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

Body Size:D-14 Fret

Top:Solid Sitka Spruce

Rosette:Style 28

Top Bracing Pattern:Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted

Top Braces Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''

Back Material  Solid mahogany

Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag

Side Material  Solid mahogany

Endpiece:Grained Ivoroid

Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron

Binding:Grained Ivoroid

Top Inlay Style: Bold Herringbone

Side Inlay:none

Back Inlay:Black/White Boltaron

Neck Material:Select Hardwood

Neck Shape:Modified V

Nut Material:Bone

Headstock: Solid/Diamond/SquareTaper

Headplate  Solid East Indian Rosewood /Large Old Style

Heelcap:Grained Ivoroid

Fingerboard Material Solid Black Ebony

Scale Length:25.4''

Number of Frets Clear:14

Number of Frets Total:20

Fingerboard Width at Nut:1-11/16''

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:2-1/8''

Fingerboard Position Inlays:Diamonds & Squares - Long Pattern

Finish Back & Sides:Polished Gloss

Finish Top:Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner

Finish Neck:Satin

Bridge Material:Solid Black Ebony

Bridge Style:Vintage Belly w/ Drop-In Long Saddle

Bridge String Spacing:2-1/8''

Saddle:16'' Radius/Bone - Drop-In Long Saddle

Bridge & End Pins:White w/ Tortoise Colored Dots

Pickguard:Tortoise Color - Beveled & Polished

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GuitarChordsShop Setup:

Truss rod adjustment to keep the neck straight and playing in tune

Action adjustments at the nut and bridge for effortless fretting and chording, and better intonation

Pickup height adjustments for optimal signal output

Intonation adjustments to make the guitar play in tune all across the neck

Frets are leveled and crowned (rounded) to eliminate any buzz or dead spots

Frets are polished for smooth string bending

Tremolo Systems are set to float in optimal position

Fingerboards are oiled for protection and to bring out the rich, natural woodgrains

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