There are few guitars in the world more well regarded than the Martin D-45, the ultimate of the famed Martin pre-war guitars. Martin made only nine D-45 guitars in 1937, 91 in total pre-war, and after 1942 they made no other D-45 guitars until 1968.
What makes this guitar very special is that every detail is true to the famed prewar 1937 D-45 with the exception of an improved adjustable truss rod and a much more playable “modified V-shaped” neck. It boast all the best that C.F. Martin and Co. had to offer from the finest Brazilian rosewood to tasteful abalone appointments and period correct details throughout the guitar.
This guitar sounds acoustically rich and huge thanks to the perfect combination of tonewoods. Often regarded as the holy grail of tone woods, the tone coming from the marriage of Adirondack spruce and Brazilian rosewood on this guitar certainly does not disappoint. The guitar is extremely musical and responsive and exhibits exceptional clarity and depth in every note.
This Brazilian and Adirondack instrument is also exquisitely beautiful. Only 108 of these beauties were made in 2003 and you will be hard pressed to find one in immaculate condition today. Owned by a collector, this guitar has barely been played and we certainly expect it to sound even more amazing in time to come. This is a keeper and certainly a investment worthy instrument in every way.
Martin D-45GE Brazilian rosewood dreadnought guitar.
Adirondack spruce top tastefully decorated with the finest abalone.
Ivoroid binding and abalone purfling over an Adirondack spruce top.
Style-45 fingerboard inlays etched into an ebony fingerboard.
Intricate triple-ring abalone rosette accentuated with a tortoise pickguard.
Interior label signed by C.F. Martin IV.
Drop-in bone saddle and matching pins with pearl dots.
Genuine mahogany neck with an intricate style-45 backstrip in multi-colored wood marquetry. .
Tastefully matched Brazilian rosewood sides with abalone purfling.
Tasteful end-pin appointments in ivoroid and abalone.
A gorgeous set of Brazilian rosewood framed in abalone purfling and ivoroid binding.
Brazilian rosewood headstock faceplate with classic Martin & Co. logo in abalone.
Open-back gold Martin tuners with pressure stamped C. F. Martin & Co. Nazareth, PA logo.
Period correct Martin hardcase with plush interior.
Front view of Martin D-45GE Brazilian rosewood guitar.
Back view of Martin D-45GE Brazilian rosewood guitar.
Back and Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Bracing: Forward Shifted Scalloped Adirondack X-Brace
Top Purfling: Abalone
Back Purfling: Abalone
Neck: Genuine Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood with Martin Logo
Fingerboard: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style-45 Snowflake Inlays
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge: Solid Ebony
Bridge Syle: Belly
Saddle: Bone Drop-in Saddle
Tuning Machines: Open-Back Gold Martin Tuners
Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Pearl Dots
Interior Label: Signed by C.F. Martin IV
Case: Hardshell Case
Retail Price: SGD$28500