I build custom acoustic guitars made from authentic Martin parts. I take the time to make sure every guitar is perfect before it is done because I can. I make sure they sound better and play better than the original Martin. Easy to play lead and rich full volume.
I think they sound better than the Martin HD28 and they definitely cost less. These guitars are built to be played.
A new Martin HD28 out of the box a little stodgy and traditional for my taste and they are not fast enough to play lead in the way I like to play lead. You tend to have to spend some money at a luthier to have a new bridge cut to lower your action and other things people may feel would de-value their guitar. The Love HD28 comes out of the box ready to play. I make my guitars using lower mass tuners so you can really hear the wood, and I use 7 coats of lacquer. I try to make them look like they may be a little older with an antique finish, a nice deep color.
My own Love HD28 I made with a neck contour to match my 1959 Stratocaster and I love the way it plays and stays in tune all the way down the neck. These guitars aren’t meant to just hang around the first 3 frets and play cowboy chords (though they will do that excellently.) You can get a neck contour to match your own personal needs.
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All my guitars are custom made on demand and take approximately 6 weeks to complete. Give me a call or send me an email if you are interested in starting the process or if you have any questions. I am always happy talk about guitars. Prices start at $3400.