D-45

$9,499.00
no. 10Y18D45
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
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.
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MARTIN Titanium Core Acoustic Guitar Strings - Light

Martin Titanium Core strings deliver the ultimate player’s experience with patented technology only available from Martin. Experience a new level of comfort and response with industry leading stability and superior corrosion resistance. Titanium is more flexible than steel, providing a very comfortable playing experience while remaining strong and durable. Martin uses pure Nickel to wrap the Titanium strings. Pure nickel is naturally corrosion resistant and holds its tone for a very long time. The pure nickel and titanium work together to provide the ultimate corrosion-free string.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Martin Guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty is valid only for the original owner of the instrument purchased from the authorized Martin Guitar dealer located within the United States or Canada, to which the instrument was originally shipped. The instrument must be registered for warranty online at martinguitar.com.

 

The warranty is not transferrable to another owner. Instruments purchased outside of the US or Canada are eligible for coverage provided by the authorized Martin Guitar distributor in the country where it was purchased. The dealer where you purchased your instrument will provide warranty details.

Specifications - Overview

  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back and Side Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
  • Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Electronics: Optional

Specifications - Top

  • Top Color: Aging Toner
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
  • Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Top Detail: None
  • Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
  • Pickguard Inlay: None
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16"

Specifications - Body

  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides Color: None
  • Brace Size: 5/16"
  • Back Detail: None
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45
  • Back Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Heelcap: Antique White
  • Side Detail: None
  • Endpiece: Antique White
  • Side Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
  • Endpiece Inlay: Abalone with Multi-Stripe

Specifications - Neck

  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Gloss
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
  • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 45 Hexagon
  • Number of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: Antique White
  • Side Dots: Black

Specifications - Headstock

  • Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
  • Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear
  • Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
  • Knob: Butterbean
  • Headplate Logo Style: Block Inlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headplate Binding Material: Antique White with Multi-Stripe
  • Headplate Detail: None

Specifications - Misc

  • Case: Ply Hardshell
  • Left Handed Availability: true
  • Label: None
  • Pleked: true

Still Handmade, Still the Standard

D-45 Players


Anssi Kela

Anssi Kela is one of the biggest singer-songwriters in Finland. His 2001 debut album 'Nummela' has sold quintuple platinum and is the 13th most sold album of all time in Finland. He has released six albums and won four Emmas (Finnish equivalent of Grammy).

The foundation of Anssi's success was built on Martin guitars. He bought his first Martin, a HD-28, in 1999. Armed with the guitar he began to write songs that made him a household name. "After spending my youth listening to Neil Young, the sound of an acoustic guitar has always been for me a sound of a Martin," Anssi says. "Most of my heroes have been Martin players so I'm immensely proud to be a part of the same family. Over the years I have tried many fine instruments from other brands but there has always been one big problem: other guitars might sound and feel nice — but they are just not Martins!"

David Crosby

In David Crosby’s unparalleled six-decade career, the native Californian has created songs that resonate as indelible cultural touchstones for more than three generations, not only as a solo artist, but as a founding member of The Byrds in the mid-60s, Crosby, Stills & Nash (recipients of the Grammy for best new artist in 1969), and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

The folk rock pioneer, who was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009, has also served as our social conscience, not only eloquently writing about societal issues on such songs as “Almost Cut My Hair” and “Wooden Ships,” but continuously donating concert proceeds to likeminded causes. His towering influence and brilliant ability to capture the spirit of our times in his music remains undiminished.

Amythyst Kiah

Amythyst Kiah performs her song "Firewater" for the Martin Guitar Museum Sessions.