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The flagship of the Retro Series, this is the most ornate instrument we offer in that series, featuring hand inlaid pearl and premium tonewoods.

List Price: $11,999.00
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Model:
D-45E Retro
Construction:
Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size:
D-14 Fret
Top:
Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette:
Style 28
Top Bracing Pattern:
Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
Top Braces:
Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
Back Material:
Solid East Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling:
Style 45
Side Material:
Solid East Indian Rosewood
Endpiece:
none
Endpiece Inlay:
none
Binding:
Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style:
Style 45
Side Inlay:
Style 45
Back Inlay:
Style 45
Neck Material:
Select Hardwood
Neck Shape:
Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
Nut Material:
Bone
Headstock:
Solid/Diamond/Square Taper
Headplate:
Solid East Indian 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:
1-3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:
2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays:
Style 45 Snowflakes - Select Abalone Pearl
Fingerboard Binding:
Grained Ivoroid
Finish Back & Sides:
Polished Gloss
Finish Top:
Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
Finish Neck:
Polished Gloss
Bridge Material:
Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style:
1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
Bridge String Spacing:
2-3/16''
Saddle:
16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
Tuning Machines:
Gold Open-Geared w/ Butterbean knobs
Recommended Strings:
Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins:
White w/ Select Pearl Dots
Pickguard:
Delmar Tortoise Color
Case:
445 Hardshell
Interior Label:
none
Electronics:
Fishman F1 Aura Plus
Other Options:
Available left-handed at no additional charge
Other Comments:
All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice.
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