"Martin Magic! The HD28 ..SWEEEET!"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
Amazing sound quality. It has loud booming bass and nice ringing trebles and when chorded has a rich full sound that makes the hair on your neck stand up. Beautiful sound strumming and fingerstyle, perfect for most playing styles .You'll love it!
To me the HD28 is not overdone with eye candy. The features of this guitar lie in the construction and materials used. Just the right amount of goodies for looks,but a very,very well crafted and beautiful looking guitar. Snowflake inlays on the fretboard would be the only change I would make if I were to custom order one, but would not improve the sound at all.
Ease of Use:
Playing the HD28 is a real dream. Picking this guitar up and playing anything is absolutley a blast. The low profile neck is slightly different for me to get used to because the other Martin that I have been playing has the "modified" low oval neck and is slimmer, the HD's neck is just a shade thicker but very smooth and I will get used to it now I play this one more often.
The BEST! Awesome craftsmanship and the precise attention to detail make this one pretty guitar for looks and sound wise. The guitar, when I received mine, was absolutley flawless! When I opened the case for the first time I was amazed how pretty it was, not a fingerprint on it,last touched by Martin employees before me. Oh, and the smell of the spanish cedar ribbon lining was euphoric!
Had to E-mail Martin for one little tech question and was very happy with the response, both quick and personal.
The typical selling price on the HD28 is not a real bad deal,This is a high quality guitar, but like anything else, shop around and find the deals! They are there! I purchased mine thru Same Day Music and couldn't been happier with the terms and price!
The Wow Factor:
The Construction and aesthetic's of the HD28 have a compelling appeal to me. When I researched models to buy, this guitar had all that I could want.Some models had bindings where I didn't want bindings,Inlays that where to gaudy, I also learned about Micarta, Stratabond, High Pressure Laminates,(HPL) and different materials used now days in guitar making, all probably good alternatives, but I wanted a true real solid wood guitar, and I chose the HD28~
Compared to other guitars that I played in the same price range, Overall quality and sound of the Martin HD28 won me over. You just know it feels right when you first pick it up. I had that feeling. You should try one the next time your out shopping around!