At the request of Chris Martin, artist Robert Goetzl was commissioned to design a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork and hand paint it on the top of a Dreadnought style guitar, specifically an HD-28. Unlike the many art guitars offered by the company, which are printed with custom artwork using a state-of-the-art Mamaki printer, this guitar is available for purchase with artwork that is hand-painted directly on the soundboard. The Hops and Barley theme was a suggestion made by Tim Teel, Martin’s Lead Instrument Designer, who also selected a new sinker redwood, which came from a river in the North Western United States, as Goetzl’s canvas. The sinker redwood top is paired with high-figured black walnut back and sides, and the combination produced a light-weight guitar with a responsive and rich sustain that is great for both fingerstyle and strumming. This one-of-a-kind instrument is as beautiful to see as it is to hear.
Serial Number: 2459476
Weight: 4.4 lbs
Series: Custom Artist
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top Material: Sinker Redwood
Top Detail: None
Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Material: Flamed Black Walnut
Back Detail: None
Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag
Side Material: Flamed Black Walnut
Side Detail: None
End Piece: Antique White
End Piece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Binding: Antique White
Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone
Side Inlay Material: None
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Detail: Do Not Use
Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
Headplate Binding Material: None
Heelcap: Antique White
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25. 4"
Neck Joins Body At: 14thFret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: White
Back and Side Finish: Gloss
Back and Side Color: None
Finish Top: Gloss
Top Color: Custom Hand Painted
Finish Neck: Satin
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Medium (SMA550T)