Martin HD-28VE Acoustic Electric Guitar

Expert Review

The lineage of fantastic Martin acoustic guitars goes way back before the existence of the HD-28VE acoustic-electric guitar, but its manufacturers have taken care to ensure that this newer instrument continues to give a nod to the legacy of its past. The HD-28VE is a modern, acoustic-electric update of the HD-28 series, which was itself a nod to the company’s legendary herringbone style 28 guitars.

The HD-28VE still sports that herringbone trim top, which when coupled with the traditional zigzag backstrip, gives this axe a classic and esteemed appearance that properly signifies just how great it actually sounds. The HD-28VE’s Sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides contribute to a tone that is rich and full. That sound is only enhanced by the company’s scalloped X-bracing, which allows the sound to vibrate more freely and subsequently produces a louder and more resonant tone.

On the electronic side of things, a Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend pickup offers the detailed and nuanced sound this guitar deserves. And with a limited life-time warranty and hard-shell case included with purchase, you’ll never have to worry about damaging what’s sure to soon become the latest addition to your guitar family.Rating: 5/5

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