The D-41 dreadnought, first introduced in 1969, is an important installment in Martin’s 185-year legacy as one of America’s most celebrated instrument makers. It has been favorably compared to the venerable D-45 — though only slightly less decorated.
The latest D-41 retains the big, bold tone of previous generations, but substitutes a slimmer High Performance Taper neck for even greater playability, along with Forward Shifted X Bracing for greater bass. Its tone remains one of the most recognizable voices in American music history. Vintage-styled visuals and appointments, including an aged toner finish and open-gear tuners, give this D-41 an heirloom look.
The D-41 features truly stunning details in design and craftsmanship. The D-41 top is inlaid with stunning abalone pearl while the entire body features a beautiful antique white binding. The mahogany neck is topped with a gorgeous ebony fingerboard with abalone hexagon inlays. The 20 medium frets have been Plek’d to ensure impeccable response and feel. Gold open-gear tuners top a stunning rosewood headstock, while a classic block overlay Martin logo inscription gives the D-41 an added vintage look
- Celebrated dreadnought tone and projection
- Heirloom visuals include an aged toner finish and gold open-gear tuners
- East Indian rosewood back and sides and Sitka spruce top deliver stellar tone
- Forward Shifted X Bracing enhances bass
- Slimmer, High Performance Taper mahogany neck with tonally rich ebony fingerboard
- Plek’d for impeccable response and feel