Martin HD-28E Retro Electro Acoustic Guitar

Martin HD-28E Retro Electro Acoustic Guitar

Channelling legends like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, this guitar carries a distinct prestige that can only come from the Retro Series collection. A light, expressive sitka Spruce Top...
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Channelling legends like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, this guitar carries a distinct prestige that can only come from the Retro Series collection. A light, expressive sitka Spruce Top finished with aged toner, appointments that echo the classic stylings of 1930s- and 1940s-era Martins, boasts a forward-shifted scalloped bracing just like the originals - allowing the top to vibrate more freely, providing a warmer bass response.

A modern re-creation of the classic herringbone Dreadnought


A modified low oval neck closely mirrors the fast performance and comfort of the Performing Artist series, with a select hardwood that even the most purist of Martin collectors will appreciate. Balancing out the vintage vibe is the lack of a cutaway.


Combined with the bold voice of an Indian rosewood back and sides, the dreadnought body shape offers distinctive American full range tone that is richly harmonic yet uniquely detailed on the top end for finger picking styles and strummers alike. The top is constructed from the highest quality solid Sitka Spruce available, which delivers the bite and sharp response usually associated with a Martin guitar. The combination of the Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back/sides gives this premium quality acoustic guitar it's beautiful voice, producing a perfectly balanced and versatile palette of smooth, warm sounds with complex harmonic overtones.


Fishman F1 Aura pickup systems for awesome onstage sound and the convenience of a variety of modeled acoustic sounds, or a blend of both, on top of onboard EQ, feedback suppression, and compression. The Fishman Aura Imaging Preamp system has been completely re-designed and is now housed underneath the guitars bottom jack pin, meaning there's no notable electronics visible on the side of the instrument. This preamp goes beyond standard modeling to help create a spacious sound that's both vivid and natural, recreating not only the direct sound of your playing but also the sounds that naturally surround your guitar.

Martin guitars and Martin Strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to the movies; on Broadway and in books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere.

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  • Model: HD-28E Retro
  • 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 East Indian Rosewood
  • Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag
  • Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Top Inlay Style: Bold Herringbone
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • 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: 1-3/4''
  • 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: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean knobs
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Tortoise Colored Dots
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 445 Hardshell
  • Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura Plus

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Manufacturer Martin
SKU 124803
Shipping Weight (kg) 5.000000
Case Included hard case
Colour natural
Warranty 2 years
Scale Length 25.4''
Nut Width 1-3/4''
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Pickup Config Acoustic Pickup System
Number Of Strings 6 string
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard ebony fingerboard
Guitar Style dreadnought
Body Size full size


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