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Martin CS HD-28 Short Scale Sitka/EIR Guitar #2405149 - Used  From Martin

A beautiful Custom Shop HD-28 in a unique 24.9" scale with a K&K Pure Mini installed!

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Condition: Used, Very Good

With classic HD-28 looks, you might just fool yourself into thinking you've heard Martin dreads like this before! While everything about this guitar, visually, screams classic HD-28 style, the Custom Shop went out of their way to set it apart with some very special appointments. A thin (.105") Sitka top, supported by Adirondack Golden Era bracing provides plenty of power, while the shorter 24.9" scale produces a warm, responsive tone with a tad more fundamental while still retaining the sonic comlexity of East Indian Rosewood. A truly special dread for the right player!

SP Luthier Notes: Buff and setup

Manufacturer's Description from Martin

C.F MARTIN & CO. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 175 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the "Dreadnought" size. One of the world's leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques along with those introduced by the company founder.

The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings. These include the Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ line - the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, and the Martin SP line - which uses an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.

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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About Manufacturer

For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.?s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker?s craft. In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C. F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially evident today at Martin?s expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The story behind one of America?s most famous guitars began on January 31, 1796, in Markneukirchen, Germany, with the birth of Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. Born into a long line of cabinet makers, Christian Frederick took up the family craft at the early age of 15, when he left his hometown and traveled to Vienna to apprentice with Johann Stauffer, a renowned guitar maker.

Specifications

Model: HD-28

Year: 2018

Serial: 2405149

Body Size: D-14 Fret

Construction: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

Bracing Pattern: DOMLE #3A

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Top Material: Sitka Spruce

Back Material: East Indian Rosewood

Side Material: East Indian Rosewood

Finish Top: Gloss

Back & Side Finish: Gloss

Scale Length: 24.9"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16"

Neck Shape: Low Profile

Neck Taper:

Electronics: K&K Pure Mini

Top Color: 1935 Sunburst

Binding: Antique White Boltaron

Top Inlay Material:

Top Detail: None

Pickguard: Tortoise

Pickguard Inlay: None

Rosette: Style 28

Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop In Saddle

Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8"

Bridge Material: Ebony

Bridge Pin Material: White

Bridge Pin Dots: Faux Tortoise

Saddle: Compensated Bone

Saddle Radius: 16"

Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce

Brace Size: 5/16" / Golden Era 1/4" Rear Tone Bar

Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag

Heelcap: Antique White Boltaron

Endpiece: Antique White Boltaron

Endpiece Inlay: .0325" B/W Boltaron

Back & Sides Color: None

Back Detail: None

Back Inlay Material: .0495'' B/W/B Boltaron

Side Detail: None

Side Inlay Material: None

Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany - 12/4

Finish Neck: Satin

Neck Color: Dark Mahogany

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14th Fret

Side Dots: Antique White Boltaron

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28 4mm Dots

Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl

Fingerboard Binding Material: None

Headstock Shape: Solid/6 String Diamond/Square Taper

Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood

Headplate Logo Style: Golden Era - Large

Headplate Binding Material: None

Tuning Machines: TM Schaller Nickel GrandTune

Knob: BB Buttons

Nut Material: Bone

Case: Hardshell