The Martin D-28 is an absolute benchmark dreadnought, and early D-28s rank as some of the most collectible acoustic guitars ever. When Martin introduced the D-28 in 1931, it laid the groundwork for where the acoustic guitar industry would go. A major turning point for the 28 came in 1969 when a switch was made from Brazilian to Indian Rosewood. While this makes D-28s from the '70s less valuable than earlier guitars, they are still very well-regarded instruments.  The D-28S is a version of the D-28 with a slotted headstock and the original 12 fret above the body neck style. 

Years of Production: 1954 - 1993

Body Style: Dreadnought 

Wood Composition: Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, 1-piece mahogany neck

Notable D-28 Players: Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley 

Product Specs

  • D-28S
  • Natural
  • Sunburst
  • 1964 - 1992
Made In
  • United States

From the Price Guide