I received and unboxed my D-28 Modern Deluxe on December 3d and immediately fell in love with this guitar after my first strum. After playing this incredibly beautiful instrument for two to three hours each day since I took delivery, all I can say is, BUY ONE! This guitar is truly a MASTERPIECE! The Martin D-28 Modern Deluxe is the perfect melding of vintage tone, tasteful and elegant appointments, and playability! The combination of the Sitka Spruce Vintage Tone System (VTS) top with Adirondack Spruce Scalloped Forward-Shifted X-Bracing, East Indian Rosewood back and sides, a dovetail neck joint and natural protein glue construction give the guitar that RICH, FULLY AGED MARTIN TONE. The Vintage Deluxe neck shape is A JOY TO PLAY. Taken from a Martin OM45 from the 1930's, the slightly asymmetrical profile is incredibly comfortable to play up and down the entire ebony fretboard which is adorned with Abalone Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern and side dots. The bold herringbone top inlay, European flamed maple binding, stylish gold frets, gold open-gear Waverley Butterbean tuners and the 1930's style script logo inlaid in Mother of Pearl on the headstock complete this WORK OF ART. The ultra-modern features include a titanium truss rod, Liquidmetal bridge pins with red dots, and a composite carbon fiber bridgeplate that boosts volume without adding weight. My D28 Modern Deluxe weighs in at just 4lbs 3oz! The guitar comes PLEKED from the Martin Factory in Nazareth, PA, but I would like to especially thank Sammy Ash, the AMAZING LUTHIER that actually set up, signed off and included a brief personal note with my D28 Modern Deluxe. Also, I would like to thank Evan Schlossberg at Sam Ash Music Direct for his HONESTY, INTEGRITY and hard work on my behalf in making my Martin Guitar Dream come true! The Best Price, Free 2nd Day Delivery on a Sam Ash Guitar of Distinction and 45-Day Return Policy. Sam Ash Music Direct is THE ABSOLUTE BEST!