This Martin D-28E features a Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides and a Fishman Aura VT Enhance system.
The classic combination of East Indian rosewood back and sides with a Sitka spruce top gives this guitar a big, larger-than-life tone. Strum a chord and it fills the room. Excellent definition and sustain. Single note lines really pop. Fingerpickers might find that the low-end overwhelms the mids and highs. Will need to use plenty of palm muting!
The low-profile neck shape is well designed and fits the hand well. Frets have been Plek'ed at the factory so intonation is spot on.
The Fishman Aura VT Enhance system is easy to use and does a great job of replicating the tone of this guitar through a PA or acoustic amplifier.
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Top Detail: N/A
Rosette: Style 28 Multi-Stripe
Bracing Pattern: X Brace
Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Back Detail: N/A
Back Purfling/Strip: Style 28
Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Side Detail: N/A
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Side Inlay Material: N/A
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Script Overlay
Headplate Binding Material: N/A
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 28
Fingerboard Binding Material: N/A
Side Dots: White
Back and Side Finish: Gloss
Back and Sides Color: N/A
Finish Top: Gloss
Top Color: Clear
Finish Neck: Satin
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
Recommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)