How do you lower the action on a Martin HD-28?
To get the action you desire you raise or lower saddle. Whatever amount you want to lower the 12th fret action to want to either add or subtract twice that amount from the saddle. For instance, you want to lower the action at the 12th fret 1/32″, then you need to lower the saddle 1/16″ or 2/32″.
What is the difference between a Martin D-28 and an HD-28?
The most significant difference is that the HD-28 has scalloped bracing and the D-28 has non-scalloped bracing, also known as straight bracing. Straight bracing was first used on Dreadnought-size Martins in the late 1940s, and the significance of scalloped bracing was forgotten for many years.
How high should Martin action?
Most Martin & Blueridge guitars arrive here with the action somewhere between 5/64″ and 4/32″ at the bass E – 12th fret and very little (if any) neck relief. The action at the nut is almost always near-perfect. Your guitar will remain strung up with the factory strings.
Who plays Martin HD-28?
New Martin guitar exhibit reveals the history of the famed D-28, revered by country and folk musicians alike. Hank Williams played one. So did Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. John Lennon and Paul McCartney also played them.
How much does a Martin d28 weigh?
D-28 (including variants) is 4.68 pounds and the D-35 average is 4.79 pounds.
Why is my guitar’s action so high?
If you hear a difference between the two notes, it means your intonation is out. High action can also be a result of a poorly set truss rod. If the neck has too much relief, it will cause high action.
How high should the nut be on an acoustic guitar?
High strings at the nut can cause sharp intonation and make playing in first position difficult, while low or worn slots can result in open-string fret buzz. Generally, the bottoms of the nut slots should be a few thousandths of an inch higher than the tops of the frets when the neck is straight.