Here's a remarkably sound and unscathed HD-28 from the first year the model was introduced. It's already been given a professional neck reset and refret, and we rarely see one of these that doesn't need a neck set if it hasn't had one. There are not cracks or signs of overspray or touchup to the original finish. The original black pickguard has been replaced with a nice faux tortoiseshell version of celluloid, of the correct size and shape, and the tuners have been replaced with a nickel Waverly set. Like many Martins from the era, especially Dreadnoughts, this HD-28 apparently played sharp, and to correct that intonation issue it was given a very slightly wider ebony bridge with the saddle further back (since the bridge is barely 1/16" wider and has the correct proportions this change is hard to spot until you notice the saddle's position) . The lacquer on the face has some weather checking, which you can see in photo #8. Big bold rosewood D sound that reminds you of why this model was so widely endorsed thirty-four years ago, marking Martin's long-awaited return to scalloped X bracing. Original black Martin case included.

stock no. 58520

TopSitka Spruce
Back and sidesIndian Rosewood
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 1/8"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMahogany
InlayStyle 28
BracingX Scalloped
BindingWhite Boltaron
Total frets20
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No386692