• Martin D-28S - slope shouldered dreadnought with 12 frets to the body


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1964 to 1993

MARTIN produced the D-28S between 1964 and 1993. It was a slope shouldered dreadnought with a slotted headstock, 12 frets to the body and wide neck (1.875 inches wide at the nut). According to Martin's 1968 catalog the D-28S was reproduced from patterns drawn in 1917. The "S" in the model name indicates it has the standard 12-frets to the body configuration - which was the norm on the first (pre-1934) Martin dreadnoughts.

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Body back materialrosewood body back
Body shape featuressloped shoulders
Body sides materialrosewood body sides
Body styledreadnought-size body
Body top materialspruce body top
Pickguard materialblack pickguard
Soundhole rosette5-stripe rosette
Soundholeround soundhole


Body fretNeck joins body at 12th fret
Neck materialmahogany neck
Neck width1.875 inches wide at nut
Number of frets20 fret
Peghead (headstock)slotted (open) headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side


Bridge pinswhite with black dot pins
Bridgeebony bridge


Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdiamond fingerboard position markers


Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.4 inches scale-length

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