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Martin D-28 guitar The C.F. Martin & Company is a US guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin. Martin is highly regarded for its steel-string guitars, and is a leading mass manufacturer of flattop acoustics with models that retail for thousands of dollars and vintage instruments that often fetch six figures at resale. The company has also made several models of electric guitars and electric basses.

For many years, Martin has used a model-labeling system that consists of an initial letter or a number or series of zeros that specifies the body size and type (5 being the smallest and J being the largest) followed by a number that designates the guitar's ornamentation and style, including the species of wood from which the guitar is constructed. Generally, the higher the number, the higher the level of ornamentation. Additional letters or numbers added to this basic system are used to designate special features (such as a built-in pickup or a cutaway).

Martin also periodically offers special models. Many of these have a limited production run, or begin as a limited-production guitar that sells well enough to become regularly produced. Many of these special models are designed with, endorsed by, and named after well-known guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Merle Haggard, Stephen Stills, Paul Simon, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, and many others. In 1997, Martin launched its Women in Music series which then was followed in 1998 by the Joan Baez Signature guitar, a replica of the 0-45 with which Baez began her career.

Roger McGuinn worked with C. F. Martin & Company to develop a seven-string folk guitar. McGuinn's guitar, the D7, is tuned the same as a standard folk guitar with steel strings, but the third (G) string is augmented with a harmonic string one octave higher. The intention was to afford the six-string player the chance to play jangly twelve-string style lead guitar.

Probably the most popular Martin acoustic model is the D-28. The Martin D-28 14-fret dreadnought guitar first appeared in 1934. With a solid sitka spruce top braced with a standard X pattern and mahogany neck, the D-28 differs mainly from the popular D-18 in its use of east Indian rosewood instead of mahogany for the back and sides. Known for its power, the D-28 owes its large booming sound both to the dreadnought shape—a wider waist and deeper body—coupled with rosewood for the back/sides. Players such as Hank Williams, George Jones, Elvis Presley, and Paul McCartney have used the D-28.

Until around 1945, Martin scalloped the braces for added response and lows. Today, the Martin HD-28 provides the scalloped braces. High quality materials like bone and tusk are used on the nut and saddle respectively. The guitar was built with Brazilian rosewood until 1969 when the wood became too expensive.

The D-28 was selected as one of seven guitars that change the way we play in an article in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's November, 2008 issue.

Other musicians who have played the D-28 include Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Beck, Eric Clapton, Doc Watson, and Steve Earle.

Guitars

0-15
0-15 T
0-16
0-16 NY
0-17
0-17 H
0-17 S
0-17 T
0-18
0-18 G
0-18 K
0-18 KH
0-18 T
0-21
0-26
0-27
0-28
0-28 Ian Anderson
0-28 K
0-28 T
0-28 VS
0-30
0-34
0-42
0-45
0-45 S Stephen Stills
00-15
00-16 C
00-16 DBRE
00-16 DB
00-17
00-17 Reissue
00-17 H
00-17 Sing Out
00-18
00-18 C
00-18 CTN Elizabeth Cotton
00-18 E
00-18 G
00-18 Gruhn Limited Ed.
00-18 H
00-18 H Geoff Muldaur
00-18 K
00-18 SH Steve Howe
00-18 V
00-21
00-21 Custom Shop
00-21 Golden Era
00-21 H
00-21 Kingston Trio
00-21 NY
00-21 S
00-28
00-28 C
00-28 G
00-28 K Hawaiian
00-28 VS
00-37 K2 Steve Miller
00-40 H
00-40 K
00-41 Custom Shop
00-42
00-42 G
00-42 K
00-42 K2 Robbie Robertson
00-42 Linda Ronstadt
00-44 Solist/Olcott-Bickford Artist
00-45 (original)
00-45 (reintroduced, 1970-95)
00-45K
00-45 S
00-45 S Limited Ed.
00-45 Stauffer Commemorative Limited Ed.
00CXAE
000-1
000-15 Auditorium
000-16
000-17 S
000-18
000-18 Golden Era 1937
000-18 Golden Era Sunburst
000-18 Kenny Sultan
000-18 WG Woody Guthrie
000-21
000-28
000-28 C
000-28 EC Eric Clapton Signature
000-28 ECB Eric Clapton
000-28 ECSB Eric Clapton
000-28 G
000-28 Golden Era
000-28 H
000-28 HB Brazilian 1937 Reissue
000-28 K
000-28 LSH
000-28 Mandolin Bros. 25th Anniversary Limited Ed.
000-28 VS
000-28B Norman Blake Signature Ed.
000-40
000-40 Q2GN Graham Nash
000-40 SPR Peter Rowan
000-41
000-42
000-42 EC Eric Clapton
000-42 ECB Eric Clapton
000-42 M Eric Clapton Limited Ed.
000-42 SB
000-45
000-45 Custom Shop
000-45 JR Jimmie Rodgers Golden Era
000-45 S Stephen Stills
000C David Gray Custom
000C DB Dion the Wanderer
000C-16
000C-16RGTE
000C-16SRNE
000C-1E
000C Steve Miller Pegasus
000CXE
000-ECHF Bellezza Nera
000-JBP Jimmy Buffett Pollywog
000-M Auditorium
000X Hippie
0000-18 Custom
0000-28 Custom
0000-28 H
0000-28 H Custom Shop 0000-H-AG
0000-38 (M-38)
1/4-28
1-17
1-17 P
1-18
1-21
1-22
1-26
1-27
1-28
1-30
1-42
1-45
2 1/2-17
2 1/2-18
2 1/2-42
2-15
2-17
2-17 H
2-20
2-21
2-22
2-24
2-27
2-28 T
2-30
2-34
2-40
2-44
3-17
3-24
3-34
5-15
5-15 T
5-16
5-17 T
5-18
5-21
5-21 T
5-28
7-28
7-37 K
Alternative II Resophonic
Alternative X
Alternative X Midi
Alternative XT
America's Guitar 175th Anniversary
ASD-41 Australian Series
Backpacker
BC-15E
C-1
C-1 R Humphrey
C-2
C-3
CEO-2
CEO-4
CEO-5
CF-1 American Archtop
Concept III
Cowboy Series
CSN Crosby Stills & Nash
C-TSH Humphrey
Custom 15
Custom Ne Plus Ultra
D-1
D-1 R
D-3-18
D-12 Custom
D12-1
D12-18
D12-20
D12-28
D12-35
D12-45
D12X1
D12XM
D-15
D-15 S
D-16 A
D-16 GT/GTE
D-16 H
D-16 Lyptus
D-16 M
D-16 R
D-16 T
D-16 TR
D-17
D-18
D-18 75th Anniversary Edition
D-18 Andy Griffith
D-18 Authentic 1937
D-18 DC David Crosby
D-18 E
D-18 GE Golden Era
D-18 LE
D-18 MB
D-18 S
D-18 Special
D-18 Vintage
D-18 V/VS
D-18 VE
D-18 VM/VMS
D-19
D-21
D-21 JCB Jim Croce Limited Ed.
D-25 K
D-25 K2
D-28 (1931-1939)
D-28 (1940-1952)
D-28 (1953-1959)
D-28 (1960-Modern)
D-28 1935 Special
D-28 50th Anniversary
D-28 75th Anniversary
D-28 150th Anniversary
D-28 Authentic 1937
D-28 CW Commemorative
D-28 CW/CWB Clarence White
D-28 Dan Tyminski Custom Edition
D-28 DM Del McCoury Signature
D-28 E
D-28 GE Golden Era
D-28 Hank Williams Limited Ed.
D-28 LF Lester Flatt
D-28 LSH
D-28 LSV
D-28 M Elvis Presley Commemorative Limited Ed.
D-28 M Merle Travis
D-28 Marquis
D-28 P
D-28 S
D-28 V
D-35
D-35 Ernest Tubb
D-35 JC Johnny Cash
D-35 S
D-35 V Brazilian Rosewood
D-37 K
D-37 K2
D-37 W Lucinda Williams
D-40
D-40 BLE
D-40 Claro Walnut
D-40 DM Don McLean
D-40 FMG
D-40 FW Limited Edition
D-40 QM Limited Edition
D-41
D-41 BLE
D-41 DF Dan Fogelberg
D-41 GJ George Jones
D-41 Porter Wagoner
D-41 Special
D-42
D-42 AR Amazon Rosewood
D-42 E
D-42 Johnny Cash
D-42 K Limited Edition
D-42 K2
D-42 Limited Edition
D-42 Peter Frampton
D-42 SB
D-42 V
D-45 (1933-1942)
D-45 (1968-Modern)
D-45 100th Anniversary Limited Ed.
D-45 150th Anniversary
D-45 200th nniversary / CF Martin Sr. Deluxe
D-45 Brazilian
D-45 Celtic Knot
D-45 Custom Shop
D-45 Deluxe
D-45 GE Golden Era
D-45 Gene Autry
D-45 Koa
K-45 LE
D-45 Marquis
D-45 Mike Longworth Commemorative Ed.
D-45 Reissue
D-45 S
D-45 SS Steven Stills
D-45 V
D-50
D-50 DX
D-50 K
D-50 K2
D-62
D-62 Limited Edition
D-76 Bicentennial Limited Ed.
D-100 Deluxe
DC-Aura
DC-1E
DC-1M
DC-15E
DC-16E
DC-16GTE
DC-16RGTE
DC-28
DC-28E
DCM
DCME
DCX-1E
Ditson Dreadnaught 111
DM
DM-12
Doobie-42 Tom Johnston Signature Ed.
DVM Veterans
DX 175h Anniversary Limited Ed.
DXM
E-18
E-28
EM-18
EMP-1
F-1
F-2
F-7
F-9
F-50
F-55
F-65
Felix the Cat
GCD-16 CP Guitar Center
Grand Ole Opry 75h Anniversary
GT-70
GT-75
Hawaiian X
HD-16 R LSH
HD-18 JB Jimmy Buffett
HD-28
HD-28 1935 Special
HD-28 2R
HD-28 BLE
HD-28 Custom 150th Anniversary
HD-28 Custom
HD-28 E
HD-28 GE Golden Era 1935 Reissue
HD-28 GM LSH
HD-28 KM Keb Mo Signature Edition
HD-28 LE
HD-28 LSV
HD-28 MP
HD-28 P
HD-28 S Custom Shop
HD-28 SO Sing Out
HD-28 V
HD-28 VE
HD-28 VR
HD-28 VS
HD-35
HD-35 Custom Shop
HD-35 Nancy Wilson
HD-35 P
HD-35 SJC Judy Collins
HD-40 MK Mark Knopfler Edition
HD-40 MS Marty Stuart
HD-40 Tom Petty SE
HD-282 R
HD Elliot Easton Custom Signature
HDN Negative Limited Ed.
HJ-28
HJ-38 Stefan Grossman
HM Ben Harper
HOM-35
HPD-31
HTA Kitty Wells Honky Tonk Angel
J-1 Jumbo
J12-16 GT
J12-40 (M)
J12-65
J-15
J-18 (M)
J-21 (M)
J-40
J-40 Custom
J-40 M/MBK
J-41 Special
J-65
JC Buddy Guy
JC-16 GTE
JC-16 KWS Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature
JC-16 ME Aura
JC-16 WE
LXM Series
M-3 H Cathy Fink
M-3 M George Martin
M-21 Custom
M-28 Custom Shop
M-35
M-35 SC Shawn Colvin
M-36
M-38
M-42 David Bromberg
MC12-41 Richie Sambora
MC-16 GTE
MC-28
MC-68
MTV Unplugged Edition
N-10
N-20
OM-18
OM-18 GE Golden Era 1930
OM-18 V
OM-18 VLJ
OM-21
OM-21 Special
OM-28
OM-28 Golden Era
OM-28 JM John Mayer
OM-28 Limited Edition
OM-28 Marquis
OM-28 PB Perry Bechtel
OM-28 Reissue
OM-28 V/VR
OM-35
OM-41 Special
OM-42
OM-42 Custom Shop
OM-42 Koa
OM-42 PS Paul Simon
OM-45
OM-45 Deluxe
OM-45 Custom Deluxe
OM-45 Custom Shop
OM-45 Deluxe
OM-45 GE Golden Era
OM-45 Marquis
OM-45 Roy Rogers
OM 1833 Custom Shop Limited Ed.
OMC Fingerstyle 1
OMC Cherry
OMC-15 E
OMC-16 E
OMC-16 RE
OMC-28
OMC-28 Laurence Juber
OMC-41 Richie Sambora
OMCRE
OMJM John Mayer
POW MIA
PS2 Paul Simon Signature
R-17
R-18
R-18 T
Shenandoah Series
SP000-16R
SP000-16T
SP000C-16TR
SPD12-16R
SPD-16K/K2
SPD-16M
SPD-16R
SPD-16 Special Edition
SPD-16T
SPDC-16R/TR
SPDC-16RE
SPJC-16RE
Stauffer
Sting Mini
Stinger
SW00-D8 Machiche
SWC
SWD
SWDTG
SWOMGT

Bass Guitars

00C-16GTAE Bass
B-1/B-1E Acoustic Bass
B-40 Acoustic Bass
B-65 Acoustic Bass
EB-18 Bass
EB-28 Bass
SBL-10 Bass
Stinger Bass

Mandolins

Backpacker Mandolin
Style 0 Mandolin
Style 00 Mandolin
Style 000 Mandolin
Style 1 Mandolin
Style 2 Mandolin
Style 2-15 Mandolin
Style 2-20 Mandolin
Style 2-30 Mandolin
Style 4 Mandolin
Style 5 Mandolin
Style 6 Mandolin
Style 20 Mandolin
Style 20S Mandolin
Style A Mandolin
Style AA Mandola
Style AK Mandolin
Style B Mandolin
Style BB Mandola
Style C Mandolin
Style D Mandolin
Style E Mandolin