Iconic, powerful and timeless is this C.F. Martin HD-28. And this one is the all new Re-Imagined version. In 2018, Martin re-imagined the HD-28 which incorporates notable changes like the 1 3/4″ nut, a faux Tortoise pickguard, aging toner, and forward-shifted scalloped braces. Classic styling, ultra modern neck. A true modern classic was born.
After testing this fine example in the Martin factory I fell in love. She feels more solid due to the wider neck width at the nut. The tone is certainly more robust than the ‘old’ model. Specs changes are the scalloped forward-shifted X bracing which makes the top vibrate even more freely and gives an excellent balance to the tone all across the range. The neck has a 1-3/4″ wide fingerboard at the nut. That makes a hell of a difference compared to the ‘old’ 11/16th neck. It not only feels great but play just as easy due to the slimmer “performance” neck. Fortunately they kept the diamond volute – which I always liked. Also there are nice Grove butterbean open back tuning machines.
Other changes are cosmetic like the lacquer, the antique white binding and the foux tortoise pickguard. They add a nice patina to this baby. The changes are very similar to what Martin did with the D-18 back in 2012, making it closer in construction to the “Golden Era” line but with Standard series Sitka and Rosewood. You get not only a very well build instrument but also a very good and dynamic sounding guitar. Job well done Martin!
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