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Martin D45 Acoustic Guitar

by Martin

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  • Flagship Dreadnought model has Solid Sitka spruce top, solid E. Indian Rosewood back/sides.
  • Solid black ebony fingerboard w/abalone hexagon inlays. Hand inlaid pearl.
  • Bone nut and saddle. White Boltaron binding w/abalone inlay.
  • Gold-tone Gotoh tuners. Standard belly ebony bridge. Scalloped 5/16" Sitka Spruce braces.
  • Comes with molded hardshell case.
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Product Description

A combination of excellence and beauty, together with an extremely limited production, has given the D-45 Martin guitar a position unique in the history of American-made guitars. This prestigious guitar has become the most sought after and the highest valued steel-string guitar in the world.

The solid woods chosen for each D-45 represent the optimum selection for tone quality and aesthetics. Style 45 is the most ornate style of the Standard Series guitars. Each piece of abalone is hand filed, mitered and fitted into the inlay on the top, sides, back and rosette. The body, neck and headstock are bound in white boltaron. The traditional C. F. Martin block letter inlay adorns the headplate, and large hexagons designate the fingerboard positions. Gold-plated enclosed tuning machines are standard on this elegant model. D-45 top X bracing is hand scalloped to maximize the vibration of the soundboard. The neck is meticulously fitted to the body using a traditional dovetail neck joint. This guitar is equipped with genuine Martin strings and comes complete with a molded case.

    Solid East Indian rosewood back/sides
    Solid Sitka spruce top
    X scalloped bracing
    Select mahogany neck, low profile
    Solid black ebony fingerboard
    Abalone Pearl inlay around body w/Boltaron binding
    Solid black ebony bridge with compensated bone saddle
    Bone nut
    Gold tone Gotoh tuners, large knob
    Beveled tortoise pickguard
    25.4" scale
    Strung with Martin SP4200 Phosphor Bronze
    Molded Model 640 hard case

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • ASIN: B000071K5N
  • Item model number: D45
  • Average Customer Review: 1.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,386 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 25, 2004

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Robert Gardner on March 5, 2010
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Wouldn't this be the greatest buy in the world? I ordered one just to see what would happen and they told me that it shipped on 2/15/10. After about a week I emailed them and they confirmed that the packed had shipped on the 15th. Today 3/8 I received another email saying that it must have been lost in the mail and I got my refund.
Idon't know what kind of a game they are playing, but there are no winner.
I was really hoping that one out a thousand chances i would get the unit. Wishful thinking.
They still have 93 available. Best of luck
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Skepticalnotion on February 26, 2010
This is a sham. They dont even have them available. They need to correct their postings.
So don't bother order one, because in bout a day you will get an email saying sorry but we dont have it.
Not worth the time or effort.
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By D. Hoffman on May 20, 2015
I would beware here. The price is a tad low and Martin is strict about selling new guitars only to reputable dealers. E.g., Musician's Friends has them available for $8249, and MF is commonly close to the lowest market price. This price is surely possible if the dealer has a good volume of the guitars. This is not such a dealer. This is likely a used guitar that was not played —perhaps someone in over their head or perhaps buyer's remorse. They probably have not filled out the warranty card and think that this means the guitar can be sold as new. Nope. The original buyer is the original buyer -no way around this. Martin keeps careful tabs on this. Martin has the best warranty in the business and they back it up. (Unlike Santa Cruz, for example).

If this is a person whom simply did not want that guitar after purchase, I recommend simple honesty. It is still a pristine Martin (perhaps). Yes, without the famous lifetime warranty, but the present owner should not loose more than 20% if the guitar is pristine and has not been sitting in a case for more than 2 - 3 months.

For any buyer of a D-45, I, like Fred Martin, would suggest that you save money on pearl and buy a model 28 or 21 of some type! As Fred wrote Jimmie Rodgers, 'Pearl will not make the guitar sound or play better...'. Psst; The Collings Company in TX builds them BETTER than Martin did in the 1930s!

Warning: I have seen guitars dried out beyond repair in as little as 6 months. (depends upon location and treatment). Likewise, I have seen Florida destroy a guitar in 3 months if it has not been kept properly in the case.

Regardless, I recommend buying such an item in person. They usually run in the neighbourhood of $8,500 new. No two Martin D-45s are the same, just as no two pieces of spruce are the same. Plus each player has his style and is looking for something unique to fit his preference.
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