The most sought-after and decorated of the Martin dreadnoughts, the flagship D-45, looks, sounds, and plays better than ever for 2018. Martin’s choice of antique appointments — butterbean gold tuning knobs, hand-set abalone inlays, and an aged toner finish — give this guitar lustworthy prewar visuals. But modern advancements, including a slimmer-taper neck and bass-enhancing forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing, make the latest D-45 a top performer in any hands. The top-grade Sitka spruce soundboard and East Indian rosewood body, mated by Martin’s coveted dovetail neck joint, sound as rich and full as ever. And like any high-end Martin, your D-45 is sure to appreciate in tonal value with every successive strum.
Martin’s flagship dreadnought guitar
The D-45 represents the most elegantly appointed dreadnought in Martin’s standard collection. You get it all with this guitar: a luxurious sound, gorgeous appointments, and the kind of playability that makes you want to pick it up again and again. It’s no coincidence that prewar D-45s are some of the most sought-after guitars in the world — and not just because they’re so rare; the D-45 model is simply the pinnacle of Martin’s premium brand.
You’ll love these tonewoods
While you may first be drawn to the D-45 by its elegant looks, you’ll soon find that the heart of this guitar lies in its big, detailed sound. The D-45’s back and sides are built from solid East Indian rosewood, which, in combination with the solid Sitka spruce top, braced for a huge bottom end, provides an unmatched playing experience. You’ll also love the D-45’s premium solid black ebony fingerboard and bridge.
Slimmer, easier-playing neck
Martin’s Modified Low Oval mahogany neck with High Performance Taper delivers a new level of performance in the latest D-45. Technical players will enjoy greater speed and accuracy, while strummers will enjoy greater comfort as the night rolls along.