D-28 Rich Robinson
D-28 Rich Robinson
Calling all Black Crowes fans! Martin is proud to bring you the Rich Robinson Custom Signature Edition D-28. This model is a guitar player’s dream, and it is the first model that Martin has ever made as a visual and sonic representation of an artist’s personal instrument. The instrument that served as its inspiration is a 1954 D-28 that was handed down from Robinson’s father, who played it on stage at the Grand Ole Opry; as a traveling musician with the Hillbilly Highway; and in his folk band, The Appalachians, during the 1950s and ‘60s. After inheriting his father’s guitar, Robinson used it to write most of the original Black Crowes’ songs from the band’s studio albums. This soulful representation of that beloved guitar is crafted with Aged satin-finished East Indian rosewood for the back and sides and an Aged spruce top that is finished with a very thin vintage gloss. It also features rearward-shifted non-scalloped bracing, which offers a very balanced tone and added volume. It includes some 1950s style vintage build characteristics, like Martin’s signature dovetail neck joint, authentic hide glue construction, an ebony fingerboard and bridge, and Aged nickel tuners. Another custom feature requested by Robinson is a bridge with the wings slightly softened for comfort. The model includes a specially designed label signed by Robinson and numbered in sequence.
Select Preferred Hand: Right
Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Guitar Strings Phosphor Bronze - Medium
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Bracing Pattern: Rearward Shifted X Brace
Scale Length: 25.4"
Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16''
Top Material: Spruce
Neck Shape: 1954 Rich Robinson Barrel and Heel
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Top Color: Antique Toner
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Long Saddle
Binding: Antique White
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8"
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Bridge Material: Ebony
Top Detail: Aged
Bridge Pin Material: Bone
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
Bridge Pin Dots: None
Pickguard Inlay: None
Saddle Radius: 16"
Brace Material: Spruce
Back and Sides Color: None
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Detail: Aged
Back Purfling/Strip: Style 28
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: Antique White
Side Detail: Aged
Endpiece: Antique White
Side Inlay Material: None
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Dots
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: Yellow
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Tuning Machines: Aged Nickel Enclosed Gear
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay
Headplate Binding Material: None
Case: Molded Hardshell
Label: Paper Label Signed by Rich Robinson, Numbered in Sequence