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The return of an American original.
The Martin 1-Series D-1 Dreadnought is an affordable, solid wood acoustic guitar, backed by a heritage of over 175 years of skilled building excellence and a limited lifetime warranty. Constructed from solid tonewoods including a Sitka spruce top, bookmatched sapele back and sides, as well as an East Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, the 1-Series D-1 guitar creates that legendary rich and commanding Martin sound that guitarists everywhere have come to know and love. This dreadnought guitar comes equipped with Martin SP strings for great long-lasting tone and sustain, as well as a hard-shell case for protection and security.
Responding to challenging economic times, Martin has created the 1-Series to deliver legendary Martin quality and tone at a more accessible price.
1-Series D-1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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I purchased this guitar about 4 months ago and i have allowed myself to play it and experience it before i wrote a review.To me this guitar is perfect, i love the simplicity, just spruce and mahogany, but if your into fancy AAA curly, birdseye, flamed or anything else this is not for you.I also love the finish, its not sticky, it looks nice, and it breaks in really quick, i've played it everyday for 4 months and you can already tell, this is good to me because i like beat up looking guitars but for someone who doesn't, it'll be tough to keep it "pretty"As far as sound goes, i have no idea why martin would sell a guitar that sounds like this for under $4000.00... I played this and gibson hummingbirds amongst other things and you get much much more than what you pay for.The playability is just perfect, i feel as though this guitar was built for me.I gave this guitar a 4.5 because even though its perfect for me, i can see how other people would find flaws.
This guitar is awesome. Ive owned mine for close to 10 years and it sounds true as day one. This was my upgrade guitar and first acoustic and I still find it the only one I pick up this day on a regular basis. I would recommend a D1 to anyone who's ready to take their play to the next level. Awesome value for the cost. A real Martin.
When I was in college I went to Elderly Instruments in Lansing Michigan and bought a D-1. They just came out with this model and I was very excited that I could own a true Martin for only $650.Spent countless hours playing on it but eventually traded it in for a standard series because I didn't really like the satin finish when compared to the gloss. Selling it was a big mistake. I occasionally wonder where that guitar is now and just hope it is appreciated. Since then, I've bought a d-40, d-42, vintage d-18, and a 000 clapton model but that D-1 had the most sentimental value for me.I'm now thinking of getting another one but wish I could track down and re-buy "Vera Lynn".
This is a real nice guitar. Nice warm sound that is loud enough for a bluegrass jam. sound is nice and balanced. My hand seems to get a little tired playing this guitar. The guitar would be perfect (imo) with a solid neck such as mahogany even if the price was 50-100 more. Guitar really seems to be opening up nice. A good buy.
When i went to Guitar Center 2 egt a new guitar i made sure to play everything in my price range. I knew i wantd a Martin because no othr acoustic compares except maybe Taylo-However i hate Taylors so they were completely out of the question. Anyways though-When i pickd up this guitar i honestly couldnt believ how cheap it was . I have been playing for quite some time now and am pretty efficient and i def can immediatley tell which ugitars play better very quickly after strummin em'. This guitar is very very comfortable. A lot of Martins that arent the best of the best models howveer strill very pricey sound INCREDIBLE, yet still are a bit rough to play and have action that makes it hard to really rip it without really having to best each bend and barred chord. But this one is wonderful. It really plays like a much more expensive Martin and rreflects ther precision and attention to detail extremely well. I give it a 5 out of 5. It plays so so well and if you can afford a martin i think this is the best one below the 28's, and actually feels very similar to the d-28 in comfort and playibility. Very valuable for the price and a guitar i will keep forever. Thius guitar also is actually a re issue of a similar model that was released duriong the great depression and since our economy is yet again in the crapper-they have re released the 1 series. AMAZINGGGG!!!!
My first, but not last Martin guitar. I bought this guitar in January and I really think it is the perfect guitar for the price, most of all it stays in tune.You can be shure that Quality is #1, with these guitars.