Matt Axton D-28 Custom

I traveled and worked with the Hoyt Axton band for years back in the glory days. His son Matt is now a working musician based in Los Angeles. Matt told me that most guitar necks are too small for his hand and wished he could find one that was wide enough for his fingers. We designed and built a Martin D-28 style acoustic guitar with a 1 7/8″ neck at the nut. He picked it up in June ’23. Specs & Pics below.

  • Back & Sides: Indian Mango
  • Top: Sitka Spruce w. sunburst finish
  • Neck: African Sapele
  • Bracing: Sitka Spruce with hide glue
  • Head/Tail block: Honduran Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Binding: African Wenge – 3/16″
  • Rosette: Paua shell
  • Truss Rod: Allied dual-action
  • Inlays: M@ logo on neck heel, Matt’s signature on the fretboard
  • Tuners: Gotoh classic silver
  • Pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem 2-way