D-45

D-45

$9,699.00
3.1 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.
Select Preferred Hand: Left

D-45

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: Spruce
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Electronics: Optional

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"

Body

Brace Material: 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

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

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

Misc

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

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.

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.