Martin HD-28 vs Gibson J-29 – Is the J-29 REALLY one better?

Today, it’s the heavyweight matchup of the year, of the decade, of the century (maybe)! It’s the Martin HD-28 vs Gibson J-29 – and rumor has it, the Gibson is named J-“29” because it’s one better than the D-“28” … Do you agree with this statement? Leave us a comment, we’d love to hear your thoughts!

Similarities:

  • Sitka spruce tops
  • East Indian rosewood back & sides
  • Mahogany necks
  • Grover rotomatic tuners
  • 1 11/16 inch nut widths
  • Bone nuts

Differences:

Martin HD-28:

  • Standard placement (scalloped) X-bracing
  • 25.4 inch scale-length
  • Low profile neck
  • Ebony fingerboard & bridge
  • Bone saddle
  • Price: $2,699

Gibson J-29:

  • Gibson’s 1930 (scalloped) X-bracing
  • 24 3/4 inch scale-length
  • C profile neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
  • Tusq saddle
  • Price: $2,249

Interested in either of these guitars? Please feel free to call or EMAIL US with further questions. (406) 587-4761