Martin HD-28 Natural Centennial Serial # 1989171 from 2016


The Martin HD-28 dreadnought acoustic guitar boasts the same basic design that made the D-28 a classic — but with herringbone top trim and a return to Martin's time-tested scalloped X-bracing for added resonance, as all D28's before the mid-40's had. Used in all styles of music, the HD-28 offers the deep bass response that's made Martin dreadnoughts so popular. It also has a high-end presence that sings out even in heavy instrumentation and a bass end that rings out loud. The Martin HD-28 is both loud and subtle and has a quick response with excellent note definition.


This one has had little public play time as evidenced in the near mint condition. It has essentially been a couch guitar. It has been stored in a humidity controlled environment since I have had it. One notable feature in my opinion is how the smell of the rosewood is so powerfully pleasant.

Model HD28 Centennial 2016

Construction: Dovetail neck joint

Body size-D-14 fret

Top material- Sitka spruce

Rosette- Style 28 multi-stripe

Bracing pattern-X-Brace

Brace shape- scalloped

Brace material- Sitka spruce

Brace size-5/16

Back material- East Indian Rosewood



Endpiece inlay-Multi-stripe

Top inlay material- Bold Herringbone

Back inlay material- Multi-stripe

Neck material-select hardwood

Neck shape- Low profile

Neck taper- Standard taper


Nut material- Bone

Headstock shape- Solid with square taper and diamond

Headstock material- East Indian Rosewood

Headplate logo style- Script overlay

Heelcap- white

Fingerboard material- Ebony

Scale length- 25.4

Neck joins body at 14th fret

Number of frets total- 20

Fingerboard width at nut- 1-11.16

Fingerboard width at 12th fret 2-1/8

Fingerboard inlay materials-mother of pearl

Fingerboard inlay style –style 28

Side dots-white