Chinese Martin D28 copy guitar review-Find the best acoustic guitar builder

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Chinese Martin D28 copy guitar review-find the best acoustic guitar builder

For a century and a half, Martin Guitar has long been recognized as the best instrument company in the industry. Martin has been producing acoustical acoustic guitars since 1833.
The remarkable feature of the Martin guitar is that the sound decays slowly, the sound is strong, and the power is strong. Christian Fredrick Martin, the founder of Martin Guitars, was born in 1796 on the banks of the River Elbe in Germany. In 1833, Martin Guitar obtained a formal license for guitar manufacturing. So every Martin guitar has the word “EST.1833”. In the course of historical development, Martin Guitar has successfully adapted to the improvement and transformation of product design, promotion and manufacturing methods.

Despite many changes, C.F. Martin has never changed his commitment to the quality of Martin guitars. Martin guitar is known as “The king of Resonator Guitar”.

Since the genuine Martin D28 price sets around USD$2899, this is not an affordable price for most of us, though the Martin represents the quality, the expensive price discourages many friends. So why not considering a Chinese Martin D28 copy guitar ? It is not simple fake Martin d28 china guitar, some really have amazing sound. Below is a real experience and review from a satisfied customer:

I’m getting ready to turn 55 years old and i have waited all my life to get my dream guitar for a very long time and finnally i decided to pull the trigger on me. As a d28 chinese copy guitar, honestly, it is not a cheaper price. So at first i was some worried about this time online shopping experience. The day i received the guitar, i opened package and hardshell case inside, everything was well packed and in very good condition, i fell love with the guitar the first moment i saw her, and totally be fascinated with her when i holded and played it. I could not be happier with this guitar, could not be much more satisfied with this time shopping experience. This is a king of d28 copy guitars. Clear highs, present lows, and nice midrange. I cant wait to hear how it sounds after it has some playing time on it. This was exceeded my whole expectations. Sometimes you want something for so long when you get it you’re a bit let down. That was not the case with this guitar. I love the way it sounds, looks, and feels. I believe they have improved the tone and craftmanship for years, well balanced tone and good dynamic range, can compete some brand-named guitars. Great deal from, this is a highly recommended acoustic guitar work shop. No wonder it is a good news for d28 fans, who want one, but can’t afford the genuine. But never compare this fake d28 chinese guitar with a real martin d28 guitar, prices differs a lot, a lot. This is a good guitar at its right price. Though I doubt I will ever buy another guitar, if I did I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from them again, next time may be a Martin d18 guitar. Who knows! I like it.’

Let’s look at what a real Martin D28 acoustic guitar is ! The legendary dreadnought guitar!

6-steel-string standard series acoustic guitar, dreadnought classic guitar body type, solid sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood sides and back, ebony fretboard and bridge, nuts and saddle bone, real abalone dots inlays, powerful sound, full bass.

Background story of Martin D28 guitar

Martin D28 was Launched in 1906, Britain’s HMS Dreadnought was the first all-big-gun battleship and the first to use steam-turbine propulsion. Larger, faster, quieter, and more deadly than any warship that had come before, it ushered in the modern era of naval warfare. In 1916, Martin, which had been handcrafting fine guitars since 1833, christened their new large-bodied acoustic guitars after the groundbreaking naval vessel. Ubiquitous today across musical genres, dreadnoughts deliver the volume and deep bass that makes them ideal for vocal accompaniment, solo work, and many other “unplugged” applications.

Martin D28 guitar features

  • Iconic dreadnought design and tone from Martin;
  • Solid Sitka spruce top for amazing projection and great note definition;
  • Forward-shifted bracing pattern for optimized soundboard vibration;
  • Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides for a well-balanced tonal range;
  • Modern neck profile for improved comfort and playability;
  • Focused low frequency response that sounds tight, never boomy;
  • Vintage appointments include open-gear tuners, aged toner top, antique white accents, and faux tortoise pickguard;
  • Square-taper headstock with solid East Indian rosewood headplate stays true to Martin’s heritage.

Detailed features show

Sitka spruce top, Sitka spruce is hard and dense, suitable for playing at great speeds.
More suitable for playing solo, also suitable fingerstyle playing.

Classic Martin headstock, Martin classic headstock, retro open knob, gold LOGO, simple and generous.

Chinese Martin D28 copy guitar review-find the best acoustic guitar builder

Ebony bridge, the bridge is made of ebony, which is hard and not easily deformed.

Nuts are made of bones that quickly transmits the vibration of the strings to the top.

Comfortable neck curvature, Martin guitar neck design, easy to grip, easy to slide, good grip, suitable for a wide range of playing styles.

Comfortable grip, smooth and delicate feel. Easy to press string, low chord adjustable.

East Indian Rosewood, the back and sides are made of East Indian rosewood.

It has a regular wood grain, an atmospheric appearance, and a good reflection of sound, resulting in a broad resonance.

Now compare Martin D28 and Martin HD28 guitar.

Martin D28 guitar and Martin HD28 guitar difference

The Martin D28 guitar differs from the Martin HD28 guitar in appearance, with different trim and back trim lines.


The edging is decorated with double lines, simple and generous, and the central decorative line of the back is relatively simple.


The edging is decorated with herringbone, retro atmosphere, and the central decorative line of the back is more complicated than the pattern.

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D28 Configuration Display
Full solid acoustic guitar, comparison of configurations, according to your own preferences.
Dimension41 inch D type gloss ( neck is satin finish)
Topsitka spruce top
BracingForward Shifted X braceStandard X braceForward Shifted X brace
Sides and backEast indian rosewood
NeckSelect Hardwood
TunerNickel open gear
Neck shapeModified Low Oval, High Performance TaperModified Low Oval, High Performance Taper
BindingAntique whiteHerringbone
Frets20 (dots inlays)
Scale length2645mm
Nut width44.4mm
Width at 12th fret54mm

Other terms and conditions about custom-made a Chinese Martin D28 copy guitar

1.What is the minimum order quantity?

Standard guitar: 1 pc

OEM guitars: 1pc

2.Do you sell OEM samples for customers checking quality?

Yes we do.

3.How to make payment?

We accept 100% Paypal and T/T.

4.How long does it take to process my order?

Customized guitar : 60 days around

5.Once the order is completed, when will I receive it?

(Delivery time) It depends on where you locate but usually it takes 45~60 days by sea, 1-2 week by air.

6.How do you guarantee the quality?

We offer 6-month limited warranty. Please contact our sales representative for detail.

7.Do you accept making samples before OEM bulk order?

Yes. Cost of the sample product and shipping will be on customers

Note: Your inquiry will be replied in 24 hours during weekday. More than 10 years of guitar manufacturing experience.

We specialize in OEM and custom orders of exquisite handcraft music instruments, which cannot be done by CNC or other machinery.

8.What is your delivery time?

It depends on your order item and quantity, 7- 30days accordingly.

9. What’s the shipping way?

we will send by EMS, DHL,UPS,TNT ,or by sea. We will choose the cheapest price for the shippment it and should be safe and fast for delivery.

10.Can you designs our logo?

Yes, Just send the logo to us.

11.What’s the minimum order for each product?

MOQ for each product is indicated on the price list. We will send our price list to you after we receive your enquiry.

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