Martin Custom Shop "D" Dreadnought Body, Style 28, Guitar New
Except for the faux tortoiseshell pickguard, this Custom Shop Dreadnought looks much like the HD-28 appeared when it was introduced back in 1976. "Under the hood," however, the scalloped X pattern is forward-shifted (the position used on the original herringbone D-28s of the 1930s). The tone and volume are also given a boost by the VTS (torrefied) spruce top. The result is classic Martin rosewood Dreadnought sound, and lots of it, regardless of your playing style. It's strung with medium gauge strings, but if you don't need such high string tension this guitar will also sound great with light gauge strings.