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D-45 Authentic 1942

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One of our premiere guitars, based on the 1942 D-45 from the Martin Guitar museum. Made of Brazilian rosewood, this is the quintessential guitar for the discerning player/collector.

List Price: $59,999.00
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Model:
D-45 Authentic 1942
Construction:
Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size:
D-14 Fret
Top:
Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette:
Style 45
Top Bracing Pattern:
Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic), Rear Shifted
Top Braces:
Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material:
Solid Brazilian Rosewood
Back Purfling:
Style 45 - Golden Era
Side Material:
Solid Brazilian Rosewood
Endpiece:
Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece Inlay:
Solid Brazilian Rosewood and Black/Maple Fiber
Binding:
Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style:
Style 42
Side Inlay:
Style 45
Back Inlay:
Style 45
Neck Material:
Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape:
Authentic 1942 Barrel and heel
Nut Material:
Fossilized Ivory
Headstock:
Solid/Authentic 1942 Diamond/Square Taper
Headplate:
Solid Brazilian Rosewood
Heelcap:
Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material:
Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length:
25.4''
Number of Frets Clear:
14
Number of Frets Total:
20
Fingerboard Width at Nut:
1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:
2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays:
Hexagons - Authentic style
Fingerboard Binding:
Grained Ivoroid
Finish Back & Sides:
Polished Gloss
Finish Top:
Polished Gloss
Finish Neck:
Polished Gloss
Bridge Material:
Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style:
1930s Style Belly
Bridge String Spacing:
2-1/8''
Saddle:
Fossilized Ivory
Tuning Machines:
Waverly Gold W16, 4060 Open-Geared w/ Butterbean knobs
Recommended Strings:
Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins:
Ivory Colored Poly w/Select Pearl Dots
Pickguard:
Delmar Tortoise Color
Case:
545V Harptone
Interior Label:
none
Electronics:
not available as an option
Other Options:
Available left-handed at no additional charge
Other Comments:
All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice.
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