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Martin Custom Shop D-45 Acoustic Guitar in Ambertone 2014594

Regular price $9,445.00 Sale

The Martin D-45 sits atop the Martin Product Line, as is. This one built in the Custom Shop, truly takes things to the next level with tone woods from around globe. Guatemalan Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce, African Ebony, European Maple, and Mahogany come together to make a superior tone machine. We also had them build this model with Sloped Shoulder's for a more Gibson-esque approach. Finished in Ambertone, our favorite Martin sunburst, this is an absolutely stunning instrument in all regards!


This guitar produces incredibly rich tone with excellent harmonics and overtones. Even for an acoustic instrument, it has great sustain. The low end is full and rich without being dominant, retaining excellent definition. The highs are smooth and sweet with bell-like sparkle and chime. The Mids, like on all dreadnaught sized guitars from Martin are a bit scooped but still add a punchy quality to it's overall tonal palette. This is a great guitar for all styles of players and music, from fingerpickers to flat pickers, country to jazz.... when a guitar sounds great, the genre don't matter! The Performing Artist neck profile is well designed and easy to play. Mimicking other very easy to play neck profiles, this neck will allow for hours of practice or performance. 

A wealth of aesthetic touches take this guitar to the next level. We have European Flamed Maple for all the binding, both on the body and the neck. We also have a 45 Style Inlay made from Select Abalone. This material runs on every 90 degree angle on the guitar giving it unparalleled beauty. The Style 45 Hexagon fingerboard inlay is also made from Select Abalone and practically makes the fretboard gleam. A black ebony fingerboard and bridge add a stark contrast to the glowing inlay work. Heck, even the white bridge pins are inlaid with Paua Dots. You simply won't find a nicer Martin D-45 with more Custom appointments! Stop by the Music Gallery and experience a number of Martin Custom Shop models along with many of their standard guitars!


  • Martin Custom Shop
  • D-45 Custom
  • Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Sloped Shoulder D-14 Fret
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Adirondack Braces/ Scalloped 5/16" / Golden Era
  • Pattern: 38B
  • Top Binding: European Flamed Maple
  • Top Inlay: .042" B/M/B Fiber
  • Top Pearl: Style 42 - .064" Select Abalone
  • Rosette: 45 Style
  • Pearl Inlay: .064" Select Abalone - 5 Piece
  • Additional Rosette Inlay: Black / Maple Fiber
  • Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
  • Back: Guatemalan Rosewood
  • Back Panels: 2 Piece
  • Purfling: Style 45 Mosaic Pattern w/ Thick Black Strip on each side
  • Center Strip: Sitka Standard
  • Back Braces: Sitka Spruce
  • Back Binding: European Flame Maple
  • Back Inlay: 042"
  • Back Pearl: .047 Select Abalone
  • Sides: Guatemalan Rosewood
  • Side Inlay: .042"
  • Side Pearl: .047" Select Abalone
  • Endpiece: White Boltaron
  • Endpiece Inlay: .042" B/M/B
  • Endpiece Pearl: .047" Select Abalone
  • Block: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Rear: D Mahogany
  • Front: D-14 Fret Adjustable Mahogany
  • Neck: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Performing Artist
  • Headstock: Solid / 6 String / Diamond / Square Corners
  • Back/Head Stamp: C.F. Martin and Co. Nazareth PA. Stamp on Back of Head (Authentic Feature)
  • Truss Rod: 2 Way Adjustable 356mm
  • Heelcap: European Flame Maple
  • Nut: Bone
  • On Angle/Flat: Flat
  • Headplate: Guatemalan Rosewood
  • Headplate Decal: None
  • Headplate Bind: European Flame Maple
  • Headplate Inlay: .042"
  • Headplate Pearl: C.F. Martin Block - Select Abalone
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Gold V97-18GA StaTite 18:1 Vintage Btn
  • Fingerboard: Black Ebony
  • Radius: 16"
  • Scale Length: 25.340" (25.4")
  • Width At Nut: 1 3/4"
  • Width at 12 Fret: 2 1/8"
  • Fret Wire: G-300
  • Frets Clear: 14
  • Total Frets: 20
  • Fingerboard Binding: European Flame Maple
  • Fingerboard Inlay: None
  • Pearl Inlay: Style 45 Hexagon - Select Abalone
  • Side Dots: Black Boltaron
  • Side Dot Position: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, Two at 12th, One at 15th and 17th frets
  • Finish Type: Full Gloss
  • Finish Body: Non-catalyzed Gloss / No Stain / Rosewood Filler
  • Finish Top: Non-catalyzed Gloss / Amber Tone 1933
  • Finish Neck: Non-catalyzed Gloss / Universal Dark Mahogany Stain / Rosewood Filler
  • Bridge: Black Ebony
  • Style: Standard Belly
  • Pearl Inlay: None
  • String Spacing: 2 3/16"
  • Saddle: 16" Radius/Compensated/Bone
  • Electronics: None
  • Strap Button: None
  • Strings: Martin MSP7200
  • Bridge Pins: White with Paua Pearl Dots
  • End Pin: White with Paua Pearl Dots
  • Original Hardshell Case

 

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