MARTIN D-45GE ADIRONDACK BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD (SOLD)


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.

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Martin D-45GE Brazilian rosewood dreadnought guitar.

​​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 back with abalone purfling.

​​Tastefully matched Brazilian rosewood sides with abalone purfling.

​​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.

Front view of Martin D-45GE Brazilian rosewood guitar.

Back view of Martin D-45GE Brazilian rosewood guitar.

Full Specifications

Top: Adirondack

Back and Sides: Brazilian Rosewood

Bracing: Forward Shifted Scalloped Adirondack X-Brace

Rosette: Abalone

Endpiece: Ivoroid

Binding: Ivoroid

Top Purfling: Abalone

Back Purfling: Abalone

Neck: Genuine Mahogany

Nut: Bone

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood with Martin Logo

Heelcap: Ivoroid

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

Pickguard: Tortoise

Case: Hardshell Case

Retail Price: SGD$29500

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