Acoustic Guitars - Many discerning guitarists instantly name the D-28 as their all-time favorite Martin, and the Martin D-28 Marquis is the latest incarnation of this legendary acoustic...
Acoustic Guitars - Many discerning guitarists instantly name the D-28 as their all-time favorite Martin, and the Martin D-28 Marquis is the latest incarnation of this legendary acoustic dreadnought guitar. Pre-WWII (the Golden Era) Martin guitars are prized for their distinctly organic tone and craftsmanship, and routinely sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Get the D-28 Marquis in your hands and pluck a few notes, and you'll instantly recognize the alluring tone and incredible quality that made 1930s Martin guitars some of the most coveted instruments on Earth. You may never get the opportunity to own a true Golden Era Martin guitar - but with the Martin D-28 Marquis acoustic guitar in your hands, you won't be missing out.Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar at a Glance: The all-time standard for acoustics The direct descendant of classic D-28s Big sound, full bass Quality tonewoods used throughoutThe all-time standard for acoustics Among the great instruments Martin makes, it's safe to say that none has enjoyed more popularity than their line of dreadnoughts, or D-size, guitars. Currently regarded as the standard acoustic guitar, dreadnoughts including the D-28 first became popular for backing up vocals, fiddles, and banjos in country and bluegrass music. The D-28's popularity steadily rose as more and more musicians heard it. The direct descendant of classic D-28s The Golden Era of Martin is expertly represented in the D-28 Marquis with its solid Adirondack spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides. The D-28 Marquis is built to the same vintage specs as the treasured guitars from the '30s, and a special aging toner is applied to the top to add the impression of a well-aged instrument. Big sound, full bass The D-28 Marquis offers the deep bass response that's made Martin dreadnoughts so popular. Yet it also has a high-end presence that sings out even in heavy instrumentation. The D-28 Marquis is both loud and subtle, and has a quick response with excellent note definition. Quality tonewoods used throughout A quality acoustic guitar is all about the wood, and the D-28 Marquis delivers no-compromise quality. The top is of solid Adirondack spruce. Similar to high-elevation European alpine spruce, this wood was abundant in the 1930s and used on Martin guitars of that era. Its extraordinary tone, prized for its projection and tonal clarity, contributes significantly to the D-28 Marquis sound. The D-28's back and sides are made of solid East Indian rosewood, a classic Martin material. The D-28 Marquis' back is further reinforced with Sitka Golden Era-style braces. A solid mahogany neck with solid black ebony fingerboard gives the D-28 Marquis awesome playing ease to match its awesome sound! Typically the action is set higher on a D-28 than on a D-18, 35, 42 or 45, owing to the instrument's bluegrass roots where the instrument performs with loud mandolins, banjos and Dobros. A heavier gauge string and tad higher action makes the guitar louder (well-played D-28s are often referred to as acoustic cannons.) The D-28 Marquis is an American classic. Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar Features: Acoustic guitar based on the pre-WWII (the Golden Era) D-28 modelColor: Sunburst (1935 pattern) Adirondack spruce top for impeccable tone that will enhance with ageSolid East Indian rosewood back and sides add tonal depth and richnessPeriod- correct top bracing for classic toneSquare-taper headstock with solid East Indian rosewood headplate stays true to Martin's heritageThe Martin D-28 Marquis acoustic guitar puts classic Martin tone in your hands! 6-string Acoustic Guitars