Martin HD-28 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
The characteristic modern guitar sound owes a great deal to Martin. The founder, Christian Martin, developed an X-brace system for internal bracing that’s now a standard for steel string guitars, and his company has remained a force to be reckoned with. Their high standards make it difficult to pinpoint which Martin offers the best bang for your buck.
Two of the most highly contested Martins are the HD-28 versus the HD-35. The primary difference between the two models is aesthetic with the HD-35 having small visual differences such as a striking three-piece back. Though the HD-28 is suggested, musician preference ultimately wins this battle; playing both instruments back-to-back is the best way to determine which guitar is best fitted to your ear. The HD-28 can be customized with a standard top, amber tone or sunburst design as well as optional electronics plug-in options.