This Martin HD-28VS Custom-made 2000 is from Acoustic Guitar magazine’s 10th Anniversary Collection. Now, to commemorate our 30th anniversary, you have the opportunity to bid on a piece of history and assistance guitar education at the very same time.

Martin Standard Series D-28
The Good
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Striped Ebony Fingerboard
  • World Famous Martin Quality and Guarantee
  • " is the best guitar that I have ever owned"
  • "the best sounding acoustic I've ever played"
  • "Heavenly Sounding Guitar"
The Bad
  • "The guitar is pretty, but strings buzz"
  • "Sounded dead with light strings"

50% of the net earnings of this auction will be donated to the Bill Collings Memorial Fund in assistance of guitar education in public schools and public programs. Plus, we’ll contribute $5 to the Collings Fund in the name of every bidder, whether they win at auction or not.

Among the most unique instruments produced in C.F. Martin’s 187-year history, this Acoustic Guitar 10th Anniversary design is guaranteed to be highly collectible. Based upon the company’s HD-28V Vintage Series dreadnought, the entire instrument is created to be a “reversed” or photonegative image of a standard Martin instrument. To realize this impact, the guitar’s body and neck are completed in black, the bridge, fingerboard, pickguard, and headplate are made from white Micarta, and even details such as the saddle, bridge pins and heel cap are colored reverse of Martin’s standard. While radical in many ways, the guitar’s consultations also consist of standard herringbone trim, along with an abalone rosette and style-45 snowflake inlay of the fingerboard. The Acoustic Guitar 10th Anniversary logo is inlaid in the headstock in rare dark green heart abalone pearl, and the guitar’s interior label is personally signed by C.F. Martin IV and David Lusterman, founder of Acoustic Guitar.

Martin HD-28V

Since every Martin is very first and primary developed to be a player, this 10th Anniversary Custom-made Herringbone Dreadnought features the very same specifications discovered on the very popular production design. Strong rosewood back and sides, a strong Sitka spruce top, and the business’s timeless forward-shifted scalloped bracing guarantees famous dreadnought noise. A modern-day low-profile neck with a 1 3/4- inch nut supplies exceptional playability. Chrome Schaller tuning devices with ebony buttons make tuning up a breeze, and a luxurious Geib-style hardshell case provides excellent defense.

The highest bidder of this custom shop guitar will receive an instrument with the unique mix of a design that’s vibrant and uncommon enough for a museum, and timeless tone and playability worthy of any phase.

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