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Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic
Guitar Heroes magazine, November 1982
General Specs
Body: Solid Sitka Spruce top, Solid East Indian Rosewood sides and back, white Boltaron binding
Finish: Polished Gloss
Neck: Select Hardwood
Fingerboard: Solid Black Ebony with dot Boltaron inlays
Frets: 20
Bridge: Solid Black Ebony
Headstock: Solid East Indian Rosewood w/ raised gold foil logo
Tuners: Chrome enclosed tuning keys
Hardware: Chrome-plated
Pickguard: Black
Pickups: None
Controls: None
Years in use: 1970-1994
Website: http://www.martinguitar.com/ 

The Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic debuted at the Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music Festival on June 28, 1970, when Jimmy Page played The Boy Next Door (That's The Way). Page continued to use the Martin for That's The Way and Bron-Y-Aur until the end of the 1970 US Tour on September 19, 1970.

The Martin was next seen on the 1973 European Tour, when Page played it for Bron-Y-Aur Stomp. For the 1975 Earls Court shows, Page played the Martin D-28 Dreadnaught Acoustic for the acoustic set. To increase the quality of the sound, Jimmy Page used a Barcus-Berry Model 1355 Transducer, connected to a Barcus-Berry Model 1330S Preamp.

Page acquired a second Martin D-28 for the 1977 US Tour, assumedly for the different tunings of the various acoustic songs. The primary Martin D-28 was marked with a small white star in the center of the pickguard.

The Martin D-28 was next seen in 1990 in a 10-minute interview with Jimmy Page. He played the Chords into Kashmir as well as a few verses into the main song.

Page used the Martin D-28 on The Rain Song in 1994 in the No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded video.

Photos

Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic
Jimmy Page, June 28, 1970, Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, England
Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic
Jimmy Page, June 28, 1970, Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, England
Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic
Jimmy Page, July 17, 1970, Grugahalle, Essen, Germany
Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic
Jimmy Page, ca. August 1970
Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic
Jimmy Page, September 4, 1970, The Forum, Inglewood, California
Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic
Jimmy Page, March 22, 1973, Grugahalle, Essen, Germany
Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic
Jimmy Page, April 1, 1973, Palais des Sports de Paris, Paris, France
Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic
Jimmy Page, ca. 1975
Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic
Jimmy Page, ca. 1977
Martin D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic
Jimmy Page, The Rain Song, ca. August 1994, London Studios, Studio 2, South Bank, England
   
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