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D-28 or HD-28 … you can’t fail with among these iconic Martin Dreadnoughts, however in this case, which one sounds much better? And additionally, do scalloped braces make a distinction in tone? Which would you choose?

Martin D-28:

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Standard Series D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural. The Martin Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a sleek, contemporary High Performance Neck for improved playability. It includes a solid Sitka spruce top for well-balanced tone.

Making use of solid mahogany for the back and sides even more adds to this dreadnought’s precise, clear treble and a warm, moderate bass. This one is made to last a lifetime and is ideal for both the intermediate and sophisticated player.

The extremely first dreadnought guitars were designed and crafted by C. F. Martin & Co. in 1916, but marketed in Boston and New York solely under the Oliver Ditson brand name. Initially produced Hawaiian slide playing style, theĀ  first dreadnought made was a Model 222 delivered to Ditson in August of 1916. After Ditson failed in the early 1930s, Martin introduced the D-1 and D-2 dreadnoughts for basic playing design that would quickly end up being Martin’s renowned D-18 and D-28 designs.

Over the past 100 years, the Martin dreadnought has helped specify what an acoustic guitar can and need to be, and consequently, it has actually become one of the most popular acoustic guitar styles on the planet.

Martin HD-28:

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This classic Martin!

Standard-Series dreadnought acoustic guitar with solid Sitka spruce top, solid book-matched East Indian rosewood back and sides, and herringbone body trim.

The Martin HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic is the re-creation of Martin’s legendary herringbone design 28 guitars. It has a Sitka spruce top, strong rosewood back and sides, and mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard. Classic features include herringbone top trim, a conventional zigzag backstrip, and Martin’s well-known scalloped X-bracing that enables the leading to vibrate more freely, yielding a louder, more open tone.

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