From Martin –
“The most popular Vintage Series model, the HD-28V is a modern re-creation of the classic Herringbone Dreadnought. Channelling legends like Hank Williams, this guitar carries a distinct prestige that can only come from the Vintage Series collection.
The Martin HD-28V Vintage Dreadnought Guitar incorporates the most popular pre-war features into a vintage Herringbone D-2 format. Grained ivoroid bindings, forward-shifted scalloped bracing, butterbean tuning machines, and diamond-and-squares fingerboard inlay are combined to make an exceptional pre-war replica both in tone and appearance.”
The model identification HD-28VR basically means Herringbone Dreadnought 28 Vintage Reissue. And this is a good one, in fabulous original condition.
Sitka spruce ‘aged’ toner top
East Indian rosewood back & sides
Ebony fingerboard & bridge piece
Mahogany vintage modified V neck profile w satin finish
Vintage forward scalloped X bracing
Bone nut & drop-in long saddle
25.4″ scale length
1 – 11/16″ nut width
20 fret neck
Nickel ‘butterbean’ open gear tuners
Abalone ‘diamonds & squares’ fingerboard inlay
Herringbone trim & zig-zag back strip
Tortoise shell pickguard
Over the past 100 + years, the Martin dreadnought has helped define what an acoustic guitar can and should be, and subsequently, it has become one of the most popular acoustic guitar designs in the world.
And the D-28 is a certified classic – one of the great Martin models, popularised and used by a long list of big name artists in very genre of music.
This one shows very little apparent player wear – quite amazing for a 22 year old instrument. It is a one owner guitar which has been meticulously looked after. There are a couple of very small indentations and a few tiny marks, all of which can hardly be seen and are impossible to photograph. Almost no fret wear.
It is in unchanged original condition with no modifications and no issues. It is a great sounding guitar, with that big spacious D-28 sound – well balanced with warm low end, punchy midrange and articulate treble.
Essentially this is beautifully looked after 22 year old instrument which has been played in, so it’s actually more comfortable than a new guitar, at a way better than new price.
Comes in its original Martin hard case in excellent condition.