Dead mint 2023 Martin D-45, very briefly owned and gently played.
Martin’s flagship dreadnought, beautifully inlaid front and back with abalone. Some people believe the abalone appointments help give the D-41, D-42 and D-45 their signature tone as compared to the D-28, and you can count me among them, as I have a D-41 Special as a personal instrument. Modern belly bridge with a drop-in compensated bone saddle, forward shifted scalloped spruce X-bracing, dovetail neck joint, aging toner that will mellow to a beautiful caramel color over time, and a comfortable low oval C profile. Unmistakable big Martin tone in a lifetime instrument you can hand down for generations. With hardshell case.
Martin sez: “This decked out Dreadnought is the flagship model of the Standard Series. It is the most ornate of all the instruments, featuring hand inlaid pearl on the top, back, sides, and neck. Premium tonewoods and all of the advancements of the reimagined Standard Series such as forward shifted scalloped braces, antique white binding and a high performance neck. The guitar of choice for legends like Gene Autry and Neil Young, it’s the perfect guitar for any discerning collector or musician. Nothing says you’ve arrived like a D-45.”
Condition: Mint; Top: Spruces; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, modified low oval with high performance taper; Nut: 1 3/4; Scale: 25.4; Binding: antique white; Purfling: abalone; Rosette: abalone; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)