The Martin HD 28 V is an excllent, affordable vintage recreation from Martin guitars. This Custom Shop version is tweaked to appeal to the modern player, by the addition of a low profile neck, instead of the 'Modfied V' found on the standard model. This makes the neck feel a little slicker and faster than the standard guitar, and will be more appealing to anyone who also plays electric guitars. The Martin HD28V has a premium Sitka Spruce top paired to an East Indian Rosewood back and sides, with vintage cosmetic appointmets, so it looks like a pre war D28. Martin have also empoyed the bracing pattern from that era, forward shifted, scalloped X bracing. This means the X brace is positioned 1 inch below the bottom of the soundhole, and the braces have been shaved down to improve the response of the top. Naturally, it features Martins hand fit Dovetail Neck attachment and a nitrocellulose gloss lacquer finish. If you're looking for a Martin which is styled and sounds vintage, but with modern playability, then this is the guitar for you!