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Thread #139631   Message #3205408
Posted By: Little Hawk
10-Aug-11 - 12:03 PM
Thread Name: I bought the perfect HD28 [Martin]
Subject: RE: I bought the perfect HD28 [Martin]
I was over to Raptor's place last week and played that HD-28. It's a really good one, brand new, so the spruce top is very pale in color. My favorite guitar is my 2003 HD-28 which is the one I usually take to gigs, song circles, etc. I also have a Martin SWJGT which is a jumbo body guitar with cherrywood back and sides. Very nice mellow sound and lovely to play, but it can't match the HD-28 for volume and depth. Then there's the one from the custom shop. It's technically a 00-28V, but has no model number on the block, because it was built on special order for someone (who that someone was remains a mystery, but it's mine now). The 00-28 is quite a small guitar, but it sounds lovely. It's ideal for fingerpicking, sounds pretty good for strumming too.

Various other Martins have come and gone over the years, but those are the ones I have at the present time. Overall I still like Martins the best on average. I have played some Taylors that are very, very good. It just depends which one, that's all. Most of them don't have the depth and warmth of a Martin, but some do. Collings guitars are also very, very good.