#1
If you had a choice, which one would you go with. The HD28 or the D28?
#4
oh but be careful with the finish on these mothas! if you look at this guitar funny you will get a ding in it so be very gentle and NEVER EVER LET YOUR BRO TOUCH IT! belive me on that.
#5
Sorry if this is a noob-question, but what is the big difference between the two?
Haven't played either of them so I don't know, but all the martin-guitars I've played sounds friggin awesome!
Last edited by LinusX3 at Jun 14, 2006,
#6
^not much. If I'm not mistaken the only difference is the style of purflings which is purely cosmetic and very insignificant. I don't like the herringbone design so I would go for the D28.


Edit. I just looked up the specs on the martin site. In addition to the Purflings being different the HD had scalloped bracing and a nicer ebony fretboard.

2nd edit. looks like jimtaka caught me while I was doing the edit.
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Last edited by CorduroyEW at Jun 16, 2006,
#7
^-- not entirely true. the h in hd does stand for herringbone, describing the purfling, but the main difference between the hd-28 and the d-28 is the bracing. the hd-28 has scalloped bracing.

anyway i'd get the hd-28... in fact i did get the hd-28
#8
I know it's not a choice, but I'm looking at the HD-28V because of the bone nut and saddle, the aged finish and I swear it has a richer, clearer sound.

To choose between the two, the HD-28 for it's scalloped bracing. It adds to the resonance capability increasing sustain and richness of sound.
#11
Quote by RevRock
I know it's not a choice, but I'm looking at the HD-28V because of the bone nut and saddle, the aged finish and I swear it has a richer, clearer sound.

To choose between the two, the HD-28 for it's scalloped bracing. It adds to the resonance capability increasing sustain and richness of sound.


I just got back from GC and played the HD-28V. Wow, this thing sounds great. I am just starting out, but I could tell the difference immediately compared to the other guitars in the room.
That forward bracing must really add something. Too bad they didn't have a regular HD-28. I'd love to compare them.
#12
The HD-28 is a more embellished version of the D-28, which is why it's also $450 more(at the Martin site that is).
If all the little extras don't matter to you, the D-28 is the way to go. Apart from the scalloped bracing, they are basically the same guitar.
#14
Wow, so it is. I was thinkning it was from June of this year. My bad.