A Martin D-28 is by far the world’s most popular Dreadnought dating back to the 1930-ties. Her classic styling and aged beauty is legendary as is the tone!
This particular vintage Martin D-28 is a spectacular sounding vintage instrument built in 1989. She’s warm, woody, thick, sweet, and lots of sustain. The timbre is complex, and she’s got a motor. She’s got punch! A genuine Vintage tone. She has produced a lot of music and was professionally maintained and set up during her life so far. A perfect neck reset including the correct bridge replacement not only lead to great action but also great intonation. And at least 25 or more year to go before the next one is due. From a tonal point of view this is the quintessential Martin D-28 tone that we all love. That velvety, lake-like bloom and punchy, sweet highs that we’ve all heard on a bunch of old records. This grand lady has the more modern, post-’70s neck profile and truss rod, too but still sound like the “old guy” Martins.
Of course, she has a number of marks from an earlier life which adds to the presence of this babe. Scratches and dings are all around but nothing serious. I’ve made lots of pictures to give you a good impression of the optical condition. Technically she’s perfect if perfect ever applies to a guitar. The K&K Mini Pure adds to the equation resulting into the ideal home-, studio and stage companion. Listen to a sound sample here: