Crafted to evoke the same powerful tone and sonorous projection as a pre-WWII D-28, the Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar differs only by using the much less scarce, and therefore more affordable, Indian rosewood instead of Brazilian rosewood. Using only premium-grade solid Indian rosewood for the back and sides and a solid Adirondack spruce top, the Marquis Guitar delivers powerful sounds with scalloped Adirondack spruce braces and forward-shifted X-bracing. A special aging toner gives the wood a vintage countenance.
The list of historically accurate details, nearly overwhelming and totally exhaustive, captures the authentic spirit of the Martin D-28: mahogany blocks/dovetail neck joint construction, slot-through saddle, herringbone binding, neck dart, zipper back marquetry, ivoroid binding, herringbone top trim, Waverly butterbean tuners, and old-style wood fiber rosette.
The Martin D-28 Marquis also has a beveled and polished tortoise pickguard; ebony bridge with long saddle; modified V-shaped neck; ebony fretboard (1-3/4" nut, 25-2/5" scale) with diamond and square inlays; and fossil ivory nut, saddle, and bridgepins (with black dots).
The Martin D-28 Marquis Acoustic Guitar is a lovingly crafted Indian rosewood version of the discontinued D-28GE.
- Model: D-28 Marquis - Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Body Size: D-14 Fret - Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce - Resette: Style 28 - Top Bracing Pattern: Standard "X" Scalloped (Golden Era Style), Forward Shifted - Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16" - Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood - Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag - Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood - Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid - Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Fiber - Binding: Grained Ivoroid - Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone - Side Inlay: none - Back Inlay: Black/Maple Fiber - Neck Material: Select Hardwood - Neck Shape: Modified V - But Material: Fossilized Ivory - Headstock: Solid/Long Diamond/Square Taper - Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Golden Era Style - Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid - Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony - Scale Length: 25.4" - # of Frets Clear: 14 - # of Frets Total: 20 - Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4" - Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4" - Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares- Long Pattern Golden Era - Fingerboard Binding: none - Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss - Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner - Finish Neck: Satin - Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony - Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Long Saddle - Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16" - Saddle: 16" Radius/Fossilized Ivory - Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs - Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Medium Phosphor Bronze (MSP4200) - Bridge & End Pins: Fossilized Ivory w/ Black Dots - Pickguard: Tortoise Color - Beveled & Polished - Case: 545E - Interior Label: Paper Label