Martin's latest version of their contemporary D-28 is an impressive blend of Old World and New Tech, with a healthy dose of common sense. The VTS spruce top with a carbon fiber composite bridge plate results in a tonal clarity that really is different, and our guess is that the natural protein glue construction (hide glue) is a part of that. The flamed European maple is, in our opinion, the common sense solution to celluloid bindings that we all know aren't going to last as long as a well-made guitar. There are other nice touches, like the old-style script headstock logo but done in real pearl, and a slightly asymmetrical neck shape (your left hand is hardly symmetrical, after all!) Come try out the Modern Deluxe, we'd love to hear what you think of these new Martin models.

stock no. 60151

ModelI-30 LC Blonde
TopMaple laminate
Back and sidesMaple laminate
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length24 7/8"
Bridge materialKluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire), Collings original trapeze tailpiece
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialHonduran mahogany
TunersNickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
PickupsLollar Dog Ear P90s w/ custom phenolic covers
Weight5.50 lbs.
Neck profileC shape electric
InlayMOP long dots (5mm non-tapered)
Body woodMaple laminate
ElectronicsCTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow
FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No20428
Total frets22
BindingNon-grained ivoroid