The D-28E is a combination of vintage and modern. The vintage sitka spruce top, with the dovetail and natural protein construction give a rich sound that Martin has known for generations. The European flamed maple binding, gold frets, open tuners and a unique 1930s-style finish give it an appearance that matches the sound.
But thanks to modern techniques such as the titanium neck pen, Liquidmetal bridge pens and carbon fiber bridge plate, it can easily compete with modern guitars in terms of volume and weight. In addition, it also has new Fishman Aura VT-Blend electronics to make it completely a modern guitar, but with a vintage sound.