The Martin D-45V is Martin's most ornate guitar in its line. And boy is it beautiful!
Solid Spruce Top with Forward Shifted Scalloped X Bracing and Indian Rosewood back and sides give this guitar a huge (or is it Yuuuuuuge) sound! Almost 3D! Really fills the room when strummed. Deep and resonant with sustain for days! Super well balanced. The lows are nice and deep. Highs are crisp and clear. Mids have a nice sparkle. Handles everything from heavy strumming to delicate fingerpicking with aplomb!
The modern V-shaped neck features a bound ebony fingerboard, 1 11/16" nut width, 25.4" scale and snowflake position inlays. The V-shaped neck fits well in the hand and is very easy to play. If you prefer an oval shape you might find this neck takes a little time to get used to.
The abalone trim on top, sides & back, style 45 block letter peghead inlay, vintage style gold gears, gloss finish, aging toner on top, and Geib style deluxe wooden case makes this one special guitar!
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Finish Top: Gloss
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Back & Side Finish: Gloss
Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
Scale Length: 25.4"
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 11/16''
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Neck Shape: Modified V
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Top Color: Aging Toner
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Long Saddle
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Bridge Material: Ebony
Top Detail: N/A
Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
Pickguard Inlay: N/A
Saddle: Bone Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius: 16"
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Color: N/A
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Detail: N/A
Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45
Back Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Side Detail: N/A
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Side Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Endpiece Inlay: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Gloss
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 45 Snowflake
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: Grained Ivoroid
Side Dots: Black
Recommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200)
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Block Inlay
Nut Material: Bone
Headplate Binding Material: Ivoroid with Multi-Stripe
Case: Ply Hardshell
Left Handed Availability: Yes
Return Policy: We allow a 48 hour approval period. In the event of a return, the buyer pays shipping both ways. The instrument must be returned in original condition as it was shipped with all hang tags, certificates and warranty cards.