How much does the Martin D-28 Cost? (price Guide)
Currently the Martin D-28 retails for $2,999.00 in the Sweetwater catalogue. It's a high-end Martin, though still sits roughly in the middle of the D series pricing tiers, which can get up to nearly $10k. It's a pretty happy medium if you want one of the super nice Martin dreadnoughts.
Martin basically wrote the book on dreadnought acoustic guitars and their D series highlights some of their absolute best work in that area. This boosts prices for these guitars near $10k in some cases, though there are versions (mostly from the Road Series) as low as $800 to $900.
The D-28 is a fairly happy medium between those two extremes.
It's definitely not cheap, but it's affordable compared to the super high-end D series models. If you want to bet the farm on a dreadnought, the Martin D-28 is one of your better options.
We've built a price guide to help you get a good deal, or at least see where your best options are to buy.
Note that our price guides are not a recommendation or review of the product. However, we rarely do price guides for products that we wouldn't recommend. So this guide is for people who are already interested in the D-28 and just want some pricing info. Note that we also use partner links on pages like this as a way to support our side. If you click through our orange buttons and make a purchase, we might receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Martin D-28 Price from Multiple Vendors
Note that we've included pricing for the D-28 Modern Deluxe, which is a scaled up version of the D-28. There are several vendors here with pricing that updates in real time, though we're missing Guitar Center and Musician's Friend, which are also worth checking for price comparison. We don't have agreements with them so we can't pull live pricing from their databases (nerd stuff).
Pricing up to date as of Sun, February 25th, 2024.
Amazon Listings and Pricing
There are usually a few listings on Amazon of the D-28, though it's not exactly a place we think of when shopping for acoustic guitars of this caliber.
Sweetwater tends to be the best barometer of where retail is sitting. They don't offer a ton of discounts, but they don't run up the price either. They also offer support after you buy the guitar, which is comforting when you're making such a big purchase.
If it were us, buying something like a Martin D-28 from Amazon wouldn't feel great.
Price Alert (lowest price among listed vendors)
You might be waiting a long time to get a price alert that the D-28 has dropped. Martin doesn't manufacturer these things at the rate of cheaper guitars, partially because more expensive models just take more time to produce.
And more obviously, they don't sell as many.
This usually results in the price being much steadier, which is true of most expensive musical instruments.
Still, you can sign up and see if you get lucky. Aim for a 15-20 percent discount.
Used Price on Reverb
Reverb is the largest used market that focuses exclusively on guitar gear (eBay is bigger but they literally sell everything). Last we checked, Reverb had a lot of D-28s listed, which is kind of crazy for a guitar this expensive.
The price below is the lowest of the listings currently available and also displays the total number of listings.
Note that it refreshes once a day.
Check used pricing for the Martin D-28: Reverb page
Note that if ERROR is displayed it means that the listing page has changed on Reverb. They do that from time to time. We try to keep up with it but let us know in the comments section if it needs updated.
Martin has a ton of history behind their dreadnoughts. Where Taylor sort of runs the show when it comes to the concert body style, Martin has a monopoly on the dreadnoughts. If you've settled on the D series, the D-28 is a good balance between the two extremes, which shows in its popularity.
We've seen various year models of these guitars all the way back to the '60s, at which point you'd be buying exclusively as an antique or collectors item.
So just keep an eye out for the year model if you buy used.
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