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Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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This Martin Custom D Classic Acoustic Guitar is the real deal and a real steal. Crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sid...Read More

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Most affordable spruce-top solid wood Martin ever, and only available here.

This Martin Custom D Classic Acoustic Guitar is the real deal and a real steal. Crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, the mahogany Custom D guitar also has a tortoise binding, modified low-oval mahogany neck with a mortise-and-tenon joint and adjustable truss rod. Solid Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and inlaid single-ring rosette complete this Martin guitar. The mahogany body on the Custom D guitar is much lighter in weight than rosewood, koa, or maple and yields a surprisingly strong, loud sound with an emphasis on clear, bright, airy trebles. Quantities of this custom Martin acoustic guitar are limited. Includes case.

FEATURES
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • D1 A-frame bracing pattern
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Modified low oval solid mahogany neck
  • Mortise-and-tenon neck joint
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Solid Indian rosewood bridge
  • Solid Indian rosewood head plate with raised gold foil decal
  • Small dot position markers
  • Inlaid single-ring rosette
  • Tortoise top binding
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • White Corian nut
  • Satin finish
  • 25-2/5" scale length
  • 16" fingerboard radius
  • 14 clear frets
  • 20 frets total
  • 1-11/16" width at nut
  • Includes Martin hardshell case

Make your move now and discover the affordable Martin that everyone's raving about. Order today.

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MartinCustom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 153 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (142)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (26)
  • Good audio (25)
  • Fun to play (24)
  • Stays in tune (22)
  • Consistent (19)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (18)
    • Jamming (14)
    • Small venues (10)
    • Recording (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Novice (9), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Exceeded My Expectations

    What's the Catch? I called Musicians Friend prior to ordering to make sure these guitars weren't 2nds, blems, or return items. The gentleman said no, these are brand new in the box....Read complete review

    What's the Catch? I called Musicians Friend prior to ordering to make sure these guitars weren't 2nds, blems, or return items. The gentleman said no, these are brand new in the box. I had a D-15 M that I traded along with some other instruments about 7 years ago for a drum kit, and have not gotten over how much I miss that guitar. I have a family so I haven't spent a dime on myself for quite some time, so I decided to take advantage of the favorable financing available. I don't have nine hundy laying around, but I do have fifty bones a month to spare. This guitar arrived in a new box that didn't have several other labels with crossed addresses so that was positive sign number one. The hardshell case was immaculate and certainly lives up to the Martin tag on the side. No dings or blems on it anywhere. Guitar fits snugly with no slop or movement. Now for the good stuff. When you open the case the aroma of the Mahogany is almost intoxicating, much like the sound of slot machines when you walk into a casino, same effect. I inspected the guitar very closely, and it is perfect in every way. Martin hit a home run with this one. Brand new, not a noticeable fingerprint on it anywhere. Setup was perfect right out of the box, arrived in tune, very easy to play, and the Martin sound is fantastic. I don't know how they do it but Martin guitars have a definite "soul" waiting to be released every time you pluck it or strum it. Its wonderful that in order to make this product affordable, Martin focused less on appointments without compromising tonal quality in the least. I totally agree with others who have commented about the relative light weight of the instrument and the impressive volume you can produce with it. I could go on forever but I'll finish by saying this thing is a natural born killer. By the way there is no catch. I'm so happy I pulled the trigger and did it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not what I had expected!

    Recently tried this product out at a local store and felt it was a good fit for the money. Ordered from my buddies @ MF and rec a really shabby looking unit the first...Read complete review

    Recently tried this product out at a local store and felt it was a good fit for the money. Ordered from my buddies @ MF and rec a really shabby looking unit the first time. Called CS and they were great about sending out another Martin. It looks better overall, but I'm concerned not much effort was put into these guitars. I have a Seagull and it has far superior looks and much more solid body construction.
    I'm planning on keeping it and hoping I'm just being too hard initially, but maybe u just get what u pay for. But I don't consider a guitar in this price range cheap. We shall see if the true Martin will come through and surprise me.

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    5.0

    It is a Martin, great guitar.

    By JJ/bowgi

    from Cody, Wy.

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I have a good classical guitar and also a beginner Yamaha acoustic. I am still learning and this guitar is easy to play and keep in tune. Great looking as expected. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      Not what I had expected!

      By CMAC

      from Baton Rouge, La

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Low String Height
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • Concerns About Breaking
      • Inconsistent Wood Colorin
      • Seems Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Recently tried this product out at a local store and felt it was a good fit for the money. Ordered from my buddies @ MF and rec a really shabby looking unit the first time. Called CS and they were great about sending out another Martin. It looks better overall, but I'm concerned not much effort was put into these guitars. I have a Seagull and it has far superior looks and much more solid body construction.
      I'm planning on keeping it and hoping I'm just being too hard initially, but maybe u just get what u pay for. But I don't consider a guitar in this price range cheap. We shall see if the true Martin will come through and surprise me.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By Mike

      from OH

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        Great guitar for the price. Couldn't be more pleased.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Guitar

        By chuck

        from Glenside PA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Impeccable Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        This guitar is beautiful in it's simplicity. It sounds great, smells great, feels great and looks great as well. It was in tune when it arrived. I've had it about a month now and have played it two to three times a week, and it's still in tune. Its tone is rich and full from the lowest to the highest notes. The strings it comes with are very good. The fingerboard and frets are flawless and very easy on the fingers. I like everything about it.
        P.S. The case is also very high quality, one of the best I've seen.

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        5.0

        Great guitar

        By J Garratt

        from NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            Great guitar

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            martin custom d

            By bubba

            from wyoming

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                sweet, very sweet indeed

                Comment on this review

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Exceeded My Expectations

                By Dredgeman

                from Cleveland, Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Quality Craftmanship
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  What's the Catch? I called Musicians Friend prior to ordering to make sure these guitars weren't 2nds, blems, or return items. The gentleman said no, these are brand new in the box. I had a D-15 M that I traded along with some other instruments about 7 years ago for a drum kit, and have not gotten over how much I miss that guitar. I have a family so I haven't spent a dime on myself for quite some time, so I decided to take advantage of the favorable financing available. I don't have nine hundy laying around, but I do have fifty bones a month to spare. This guitar arrived in a new box that didn't have several other labels with crossed addresses so that was positive sign number one. The hardshell case was immaculate and certainly lives up to the Martin tag on the side. No dings or blems on it anywhere. Guitar fits snugly with no slop or movement. Now for the good stuff. When you open the case the aroma of the Mahogany is almost intoxicating, much like the sound of slot machines when you walk into a casino, same effect. I inspected the guitar very closely, and it is perfect in every way. Martin hit a home run with this one. Brand new, not a noticeable fingerprint on it anywhere. Setup was perfect right out of the box, arrived in tune, very easy to play, and the Martin sound is fantastic. I don't know how they do it but Martin guitars have a definite "soul" waiting to be released every time you pluck it or strum it. Its wonderful that in order to make this product affordable, Martin focused less on appointments without compromising tonal quality in the least. I totally agree with others who have commented about the relative light weight of the instrument and the impressive volume you can produce with it. I could go on forever but I'll finish by saying this thing is a natural born killer. By the way there is no catch. I'm so happy I pulled the trigger and did it.

                  Comment on this review

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome quality!

                  By Bluesy6619

                  from Richmond ky

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                      I have been a pro musician since a young man and never written a review but this thing is incredible !

                      No wonder people rave about Martins I have a hummingbird and the craftsmen ship tone playibility of this Martin surpasses the Gibson

                      Case is great with green plush lining and has a Martin tag on it

                      If something happens to this I would definitely want the exact same model. I don't see how more expensive martins could be much better you can't get higher than the best which this is in my opinion!
                      I have owned 75 guitars of all kinds and this is the best guitar I ever bought great price for what you get

                      The wood is of highest quality and smells oh so wonderful

                      Highly recommend

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Another Guitar!!!

                      By OLD ROCKER

                      from NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Bright Full Sound

                      Cons

                      • NONE

                      Best Uses

                      • Personal Pleasure

                      Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                      I OWN SEVRAL ACOUSTIC AND ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC GUITARS. NONE HAVE THAT BRIGHT FULL TONE THAT I'VE ALWAYS RELATED TO A MARTIN. AFTER HAVING READ MY NEW MUSICIANS FRIEND MAGAZINE I READ THE ADD OF THE CUSTOM D AND WITH THE 18MTH INTEREST FREE FINANCING I DECIDED TO BUY IT. MY WIFES ONLY COMMENT WAS "AOTHER GUITAR"

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Nothing likr my Martin D-15M

                      By Dave

                      from Clinton, Maine

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Good Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                        I own a Martin D-15M and it's my favorite acoustic, I absolutely love it, it's my go to guitar. I found this one used and sounded like it was a very close math and got a great price on it so though it would make a great travel guitar. I must admit, I am very disappointed. The action was very high, I di manage to make adjustments, put Martin strings on it (big mistake, they're coming off) and gave it a complete overhaul. The tone is NOTHING like my other Martin. It doesn't play as well, sounding and action of a much cheaper guitar. I was hoping this would work out, I am going to change the strings again and hope for the best. Even the tuners on this or different than my Martin. If I can't make this somewhat resemble the sound and feel of my other Martin, I will sell it and move on. This "custom" made guitar made especially for Musician's friends was a very poor attempt at trying to emulate a good guitar, I thin they failed and I got my D-15m for the same price they are selling these for new.

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