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Old 09-10-2017, 11:53 AM
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Hi all, I gather that the revamped 2017 D-28 will start trickling in to a few dealers later this month. Any idea when these will be more broadly available? I'm wondering if Martin is holding these back a little in order to make sure the old D-28 gets cleared out. I myself am very much looking forward to trying the new version!
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:29 PM
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The word I heard was mid September Mike. Just what I "heard" though...not carved in stone?
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Dunno when they'll start becoming regular fixtures in showrooms. But those of us who pre-ordered them during the summer were told to expect a mid-September delivery...a time that was reconfirmed to me a week or so ago. That first shipment is sold out by at least some dealers - Maury's & Sweetwater are two I know about - so people preordering from them now are being told mid-October.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:30 AM
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Thanks for the replies... looks like it may be a while before we all can try these out....
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Hi all, I gather that the revamped 2017 D-28 will start trickling in to a few dealers later this month. Any idea when these will be more broadly available? I'm wondering if Martin is holding these back a little in order to make sure the old D-28 gets cleared out. I myself am very much looking forward to trying the new version!
We're heading to Martin today to pick up several guitars, including some '17D28s. #roadtrip
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We're heading to Martin today to pick up several guitars, including some '17D28s. #roadtrip
Sweet! Hope one's mine.
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I'm still intrigued by the new D-28s. I still stand by my decision to go ahead and get the D-18, which I think has definitely become my go to guitar. I'd liked to play one in person and see what I think. My hypothesis is that the scalloped bracing is what I'm loving so much on my D-18, and I've never played an HD28 so I don't really know how the scalloped bracing sounds with rosewood.
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I'm still intrigued by the new D-28s. I still stand by my decision to go ahead and get the D-18, which I think has definitely become my go to guitar. I'd liked to play one in person and see what I think. My hypothesis is that the scalloped bracing is what I'm loving so much on my D-18, and I've never played an HD28 so I don't really know how the scalloped bracing sounds with rosewood.
Scalloped bracing sounds great to my ears whether the guitar be a Mahogany back/sides D-18 or Rosewood back/sides D-28.

That said, I almost always prefer the fundamental more organic, woody tone of Mahogany guitar versus Rosewood.

I am intrigued by the new 2017 D-28 and look forward to trying one for myself. D-18's however always make me happy.
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We're heading to Martin today to pick up several guitars, including some '17D28s. #roadtrip
Soooooo.....how did they look???
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I'm still intrigued by the new D-28s. I still stand by my decision to go ahead and get the D-18, which I think has definitely become my go to guitar. I'd liked to play one in person and see what I think. My hypothesis is that the scalloped bracing is what I'm loving so much on my D-18, and I've never played an HD28 so I don't really know how the scalloped bracing sounds with rosewood.

I don't believe the new D28 has scalloped bracing. I believe it is the tapered bracing that is shifted forward towards the soundhole.
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I don't believe the new D28 has scalloped bracing. I believe it is the tapered bracing that is shifted forward towards the soundhole.


Oh I know, that's why I mentioned the HD28 and is why I ultimately went with the D18. Scalloped Bracing is important to me.
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... I don't really know how the scalloped bracing sounds with rosewood.
Yeah, the bracing isn't scalloped, but it is in the forward position. (on the 2017 D-28)
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Yeah, the bracing isn't scalloped, but it is in the forward position. (on the 2017 D-28)


Was talking about the HD28
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Was talking about the HD28
Ohhh. gotcha.

Ya' know... speaking of the 2017 D-28, I suppose a guy could buy one and send it off to Bryan Kimsey and have it scalloped if they really disliked the herringbone binding.
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We got our order in early and were told late September, early October. Guessing we will start seeing reviews on the forums soon.

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