If you haven't played a new Standard Series 000-28 in the last couple years you'll be in for a surprise, as this model is now quite different than it was. In Martin's overhaul of Standard Series models in 2018, the 000-28 got a more significant upgrade than was given the D-28, and since it now has herringbone top trim and scalloped top bracing, the 000-28 is more like the 000-size version of the HD-28. We couldn't be happier with the results, and since a 1 3/4 inch wide neck (at the nut) is part of the changes the revised 000-28 is also much like a short-scale version of an OM-28. Of course we can't be sure, but we suspect part of the inspiration for this change was the enduring popularity of Martin's 000-28EC, which of course was inspired by Eric Clapton's favorite late-1930s Martin guitar.
But don't let all this what's-in-a-model-code blather distract you from what matters most. This 000-28 combines Martin's iconic pre-WWII styling with all the company has learned in recent years about applying new guitarmaking technology and old world craftsmanship to build a beautiful, easy-playing and great-sounding instrument.
stock no. 59872
|Back and sides||East Indian Rosewood|
|Frets to body||14|
|Nut width||1 3/4''|
|Bridge spacing||2 1/8"|
|Neck material||Select Hardwood|
|Bracing||X Brace, Scalloped, Sitka Spruce 5/16"|
|Inlay||Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern|
|Neck profile||Modified Low Oval|
|Tuners||Nickel Open Gear butterbean|
|Binding||Antique White, Bold Herringbone|