• Martin D-45 Custom Golden Era

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    This is one killer Martin D-45 Custom Golden Era. The flagship model in the Custom Shop version with premium Adirondack Red Spruce, Golden Era Adirondack Forward Shifted Bracing featuring hand inlaid pearl on the top, back, sides, and neck.

    This awesome Martin D-45 Custom has it all. Superb looks and even more important: from a tonal point of view, this Martin is amongst the best of the best: very well-balanced notes all over the fretboard. Overtones splatter all over the room. Beautiful! Flatpicking, strumming and fingerpicking this magnificent instrument will overwhelm you with inspiration and lead you to new musical horizons. Martin uses the term Golden Era for a variation of their Scalloped Bracing. This type of Scalloping is more aggressive compared to a standard scallop. With Golden Era Scalloping, there is more wood shaved from the Braces and the X brace is a little tighter fit. This variation of scalloping helps the tone and responsiveness, by letting the top vibrate more freely.

    The modern Martin D-45 is a distinctive guitar and top of the line. The D-45 Custom is above that mark. Premium tonewood (8-grade) and hand tuned Adirondack braces based on the Golden Era techniques lead to an outstanding guitar in tone and looks. Click the following link for the full Martin Custom Shop specs list HERE. In short, this D-45 Custom is amongst the very best sounding and looking Martin guitars one can get. She is the guitar of choice for legends like Gene Autry and Neil Young, Steven Stills and John Mayer. Even Jimi Hendrix owned and played one back in the days. It’s the perfect guitar for any guitar aficionado & collector. Listen to a sound sample here:


    Price includes:

    • C.F. Martin Limited lifetime warranty.
    • 21% VAT included. VAT is not applicable for buyers from outside the Eurozone.
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    • All guitars come with a new set of strings and a setup to your liking.


    • CONSTRUCTION: Standard; Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
    • BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
    • TOP: Adirondack Spruce (Premium)
    • TOP GRADE: 8
    • TOP BRACES: Adirondack / Scalloped 5/16″ / Golden Era style
    • PATTERN: Forward Shifted
    • TOP BINDING: Antique White Boltaron
    • TOP INLAY: .049” B/W/B/ .066” Poly/ .049” B/W/B
    • TOP PEARL: Style 42- .064” Select Abalone
    • ROSETTE: Style 45 Select Abalone
    • PICKGUARD: PG, Faux Tortoise
    • BACK: Solid East Indian Rosewood FSC CW
    • PURFLING: Style 45 Mosaic Pattern
    • BACK BRACES: Sitka Spruce
    • BACK BINDING: Antique White Boltaron
    • BACK INLAY: 049” B/W/B Boltaron/ .050” Poly / .049” B/W/B Boltaron
    • BACK PEARL: .047” Select Abalone
    • SIDES: Solid East Indian Rosewood FSC CW
    • SIDE INLAY: .049” B/W/B Boltaron/ .050” Poly / .049” B/W/B Boltaron (Mitered)
    • SIDE PEARL: .047” Select Abalone
    • ENDPIECE: Antique White Boltaron – 45 Wedge
    • ENDPIECE INLAY: .049” B/WB Boltaron / .050” Poly/ .049” B/W/B Boltaron
    • ENDPIECE PEARL: Style 45- Select Abalone Pearl (Mitered Corners)
    • BLOCK: Solid Genuine Mahogany
    • NECK: Select Hardwood
    • NECK SHAPE: Mod Low Oval/PA Taper
    • HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String Diamond/SquareTaper
    • TRUSS ROD: 2-Way Adjustable 356mm
    • HEELCAP: Antique White Boltaron
    • NUT: Bone
    • HEADPLATE: East Indian Rosewood
    • HEADPLATE BIND: Antique White Boltaron
    • HEADPLATE INLAY: .049″ B/W/B Boltaron
    • HEADPLATE PEARL: C.F. Martin Block, Select Abalone
    • TUNING MACHINES: Waverly Gold 4060  w/ BB Btn
    • FINGERBOARD: Black Ebony RADIUS: 16”
    • SCALE LENGTH: 25.340” (25.4”)
    • WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4”
    • WIDTH AT 12 FRET: 2 1/8”
    • FRET WIRE: G-600
    • FRETS CLEAR: 14
    • TOTAL FRETS: 20
    • FINGERBOARD BINDING: Antique White Boltaron
    • PEARL INLAY: Style 45 Snowflakes – (Select Abalone)
    • SIDE DOTS: Black Boltaron
    • FINISH TYPE: Full Gloss Aging Toner
    • BRIDGE: Black Ebony
    • STYLE: Modern Belly- Drop In Saddle
    • STRING SPACING: 2 5/32” (2.156)
    • SADDLE: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone
    • BRIDGE PINS: White w/ Paua Pearl Dots
    • END PIN: White w/ Paua Pearl Dot
    • CASE: Geib style 545E