This is a stunning Martin Custom Shop D-45 Slope Shoulder Acoustic Guitar model made from the highest quality components that Martin can get their hands on. The D-45 is considered the pinnacle of Martin guitars so we took that model and upped it a notch.
Let's start with the beautiful Guatemalan Rosewood back and sides that provide an incredibly deep and rich tone that is well balanced across all frequencies. High frequencies sparkle and the mid range is nice and punchy. The low's stay clear, crisp, and articulate. It's great guitar for strumming and flat picking. A bluegrass players dream guitar thanks in part to it's Adirondack Spruce Top which allows this Acoustic to go to 11 or rather 12 or 13! This species of Spruce packs a faster reaction time with extra volume and punch... kind of like playing a Dr. Z amplifier for you electric guys! Finished in an Ambertone Sunburst this guitar is about as great looking as it gets.
The performance artist neck is well shaped and very comfortable to play. The frets are perfectly dressed and intonation is spot on. A genuine Mahogany Neck is carved to the Performing Artist profile and topped with a lustrous Ebony Fingerboard. The fingerboard is bound with European Figured Maple and then inlaid with
The Music Gallery of Highland Park is proud to be an authorized Martin Guitar Dealer. Blending their Vintage Recipes with modern Manufacturing has given guitar players the best guitars Martin can make. These instruments have never been more playable, more consistent or more righteously priced. Stop but the shop to check out our full inventory of Martin and Martin Custom Shop Acoustic Guitars!
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Ambertone Sunburst Finish
Adirondack Spruce Top
Guatemalan Rosewood Back and Sides
Mahogany Block Dovetail Neck Joint
D-14 Fret Body Design
Top Braces: Adirondack / Scalloped 5/16" / Golden Era
Pattern: Forward Shifted
Top Binding: European Figured Maple
Top Inlay: Style 45 - .042"
Top Pearl: Style 45 - .064" Select Abalone
Rosette: 45 Style Marquis
Pearl Inlay: .064" Select Abalone - 5 Piece
Additional Rosette Inlay: Grained Ivoroid & Wood Fiber - Black / Maple
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Purfling: Style 45 Mosaic Pattern w/ Thick Black Strip on each side
Center Strip: Sitka Standard
Back Braces: Sitka Spruce
Back Binding: European Figured Maple
Back Inlay: 042"
Back Pearl: .047 Select Abalone
Block: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Performing Artist
Headstock: 6 String / Diamond / Square Corners
Back/Head Stamp: C.F. Martin and Co. Nazareth PA. Stamp on Back of Head(Authentic Feature)
Heelcap: European Flame Maple
Headplate: Guatemalan Rosewood
Headplate Decal: None
Headplate Bind: European Figured Maple
Headplate Inlay: .042"
Headplate Pearl: C.F. Martin Block, Select Abalone