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Martin HD-28E Retro Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar (SN:2217984)

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MSRP: $4,599.00 $3,659.00 Save : $940.00 (20%)
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MSRP: $4,599.00 $3,659.00 Save : $940.00 (20%)
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C. F. Martin & Co. is inviting musicians to take a trip back in time with the introduction of a groundbreaking guitar technology available in the Retro Series. Paying homage stylistically and sonically to the iconic Martin guitars of the 1930s and '40s, this HD-28E guitar is modeled after a classic Martin herringbone Dreadnought acoustic for that timeless Martin look and tone while the modern neck taper makes this guitar an absolute dream to play. Thanks to exclusive, state-of-the-art Fishman electronics, this HD-28E delivers truly authentic vintage tones to match its old-school looks.

True Martin Herringbone Dreadnought Tradition
To produce that deep, ultra-rich voice, the HD-28E Retro marries solid East Indian rosewood back and sides to a Sitka spruce soundboard with forward shifted "X" scalloped bracing. Both the top and back are bound by grained ivoroid, and to further cater to the vintage aesthetic that's unmistakably Martin, the HD-28E features aging top toner, bold herringbone top trim, an old style script Martin headstock logo, a faux tortoise pickguard, traditional Style 28 appointments, and vintage-style tuners.

Revolutionary Fishman Electronics
Martin teamed up with Fishman, one of the leading electronics manufacturers in the industry, to create one of the most advanced acoustic guitar amplification systems. Exclusive to Martin, the Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics with Acoustic Imaging ensures pure studio microphone-quality classic Martin sound when you plug your guitar into any amp or PA system.

Contemporary Playing Feel
The HD-28E Retro may look vintage in appearance, but it provides an unbelievable playing feel thanks to a modified low oval profile featuring Martin's modern High Performance Taper and a premium PLEK setup.


  • Traditional Dreadnought Body
  • Sitka Spruce Top with East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
  • Modified Low Oval Neck with High Performance Taper
  • Ebony Fingerboard & Bridge
  • Fishman Aura VT Enhance Electronics
  • Nickel Open-Gear Tuners
  • Vintage-Style Appointments
  • Includes Hardshell Case

Get your Martin HD-28E Retro Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Body Size/Shape D-14 Fret (Dreadnought)
Body Wood East Indian Rosewood
Top Sitka Spruce
Bracing Scalloped Forward Shifted X Bracing with 5/16" Sitka Spruce Braces
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Gloss with Aging Toner Top
Neck Type Dovetail Joint
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval with High Performance Taper
Neck Finish Satin
Scale Length 25.4"
Fingerboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Bridge Type Ebony Modern Belly with Drop-In Saddle
Nut & Saddle Bone Nut/Compensated White Tusq Saddle
Tuning Machines Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
Electronics Fishman Aura VT Enhance
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Retro Series
Model HD-28E Retro
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions. Product must be registered within 30 days to qualify for warranty.

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