Martin Guitars HD-28 Sunburst

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Acoustic guitar, D-14-Fret-Dreadnought, Sitka-spruce top, rosewood body, ebony fingerboard, herringbone binding, case  All product info

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Martin Guitars HD-28 Standard

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  • Manufacturer: Martin Guitars
  • Series: Standard
  • Design: 14-Fret Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Sitka Fichte
  • ...
£ 3,281.00

Martin Guitars HD-28 Ambertone

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  • Manufacturer: Martin Guitars
  • Series: Standard
  • Design: 14-Fret Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Sitka Fichte
  • ...
£ 3,454.00

Martin Guitars HD-28E

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  • Manufacturer: Martin Guitars
  • Series: Standard
  • Design: 14-Fret Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Sitka Fichte
  • ...
£ 3,713.00

Martin Guitars HD12-28

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  • Manufacturer: Martin Guitars
  • Series: Standard
  • Design: 14-Fret Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Sitka Fichte
  • ...
£ 3,368.00
£ 3,454.00
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Product information - Martin HD-28 Sunburst

solid dreadnought-acoustic guitar with herringbone binding and including case

Since the late 1970s, the Martin HD-28 Sunburst has been one of the most sought-after dreadnought models from the traditional U.S. manufacturer from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and impresses with its solid tonewoods that produce a powerful sound that unfolds quickly and over a wide area thanks to a flat forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing. This makes the instrument perfect for expressive strumming and vocal accompaniment. Its noble sunburst finish accentuates the fine grain of the woods in a very tasteful way and gives the HD-28 Sunburst the timeless, visual touch that has inspired musicians all over the world to this day. The acoustic guitar comes with a sturdy molded hardshell case

Martin HD-28 Sunburst front

A top made of Sitka spruce for clear frequencies

In order to elicit bright and defined tones from the rather large dreadnought build, the manufacturer uses a fine-grained Sitka spruce top on the Martin HD-28 Sunburst, which is easily recognizable by its fine, opposing flames. In combination with a flat forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing, the instrument produces a fast-responding sound that fades out long-lasting in the overtones. The top wood is framed by an elaborate herringbone binding, which on the one hand justifies the "H" in the name and on the other hand represents an aesthetic contrast to the other components of the body. The soundhole is edged with a multi-stripe rosette, which perfectly rounds off the overall appearance with its simple charm and in combination with a generous tortoise pickguard

Clear and powerful bass thanks to East Indian rosewood.

Especially for its expressive bass frequencies, the HD-28 Sunburst is very popular with singer / songwriter guitarists. That's why the fold-out back made of East Indian rosewood perfectly complements the sound of the dreadnought Western guitar. Divided by a finely structured back stripe, the straight grain of the high-quality tropical wood is perfectly accentuated and makes clear that a careful selection of the woods plays a decisive castor in the almost 200-year-old company to this day. The frame is delineated with a delicate, multi-layered Antique White binding that seamlessly transitions into the corresponding endpiece inlay. Finished with a wafer-thin high-gloss finish, the dark and light brown stripes of the grain gently contrast with each other, depending on the angle of view, so that the visual potential of the wood is fully exploited. 

Martin HD-28 Sunburst back

Neck and Hardware for unbeatable playing comfort.

For the neck construction, the manufacturer relies on selected hardwoods ( Select Hardwood ), which perfectly stand up to the string tension of the 6 steel strings. So it is possible to equip the neck with a quite flat Modified-Low-Oval-Profile. This guarantees a particularly obliging grip in all 20 frets, which are set into an ebony fingerboard marked with filigree Diamonds-and-Squares inlays. In addition, a compensated bridge inlay and 44.5mm wide bone nut ensure clean intonation throughout the 645mm scale. Open Schaller nickel tuners are set into the characteristic headstock, which is decorated with an Old Script overlay. With their fine transmission, they allow for extremely precise tuning of the strings. A sturdy molded hardshell case is included to protect the all-around successful instrument. 

The Martin HD-28 Sunburst at a glance:

  • Full-solid D-14 fret Western guitar.
  • Sitka spruce top with forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing
  • East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Herringbone binding and Multi-Ply binding in Antique-White
  • Select Hardwood neck with ebony fingerboard and abalone diamonds-and-squares inlays
  • Compensated bone saddle and nut
  • Tortoise pickguard and multi-stripe soundhole rosette
  • Open Schaller nickel tuners
  • Sunburst finish
  • Molded hardshell case included


  • Manufacturer: Martin Guitars
  • Series: Standard
  • Design: 14-Fret Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Sitka Fichte
  • Solid Top: Yes
  • Finish Top: High-Gloss
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted X-Bracing
  • Back & Sides: Rosewood
  • Solid back & sides: Yes
  • Finish Back & Sides: High-Gloss
  • Binding: Herringbone
  • Neck: Selected Hardwood
  • Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Abalone Diamonds and Squares
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut type: Bone
  • Nut width in mm: 44.5
  • Scale in mm: 645
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Inlay: Bone, compensated
  • Tuners: Open Gear
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Pickup System: No
  • Tuner: No
  • Rosette: Multi-Stripe
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Bridge Pins: Plastic
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
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