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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.

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

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MartinCustom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 170 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (158)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (41)
  • Good feel (41)
  • Fun to play (38)
  • Stays in tune (38)
  • Consistent (32)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (31)
  • Jamming (27)
  • Small venues (21)
  • Recording (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (28), Novice (13), 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

 

Martin Custom D

I returned it. pending the arrival of the Martin D-1GT, which has a stratabond neck, but the rest is
all solid wood. (this model is not in stock at this...Read complete review

I returned it. pending the arrival of the Martin D-1GT, which has a stratabond neck, but the rest is
all solid wood. (this model is not in stock at this time).I guess I will finally accept alternative
materials; been quite the all-solid wood snob up to now.

This was a fluke, MF handled it just fine and I still love Martins more than any other brand. I
suspect the shipper let this one get exposed to temperature extremes and it warped, as any
acoustic would.
Basic, no frills model. But that's fine. And it DOES come with a very nice case. (the listing doesn't
mention that). Appears to be more AA wood than AAA.
There was a hump in the fretboard right at the joint to the body, seemingly due to warpage of
the top, possibly due to temperature extremes on the shippers part. Truss rod will not fix that,
and I doubt Martin shipped it that way. Playing it in the lower frets showed it to be a cannon; just
beautiful, full bass with plenty of mids as well, no muddiness anywhere. I have a mahogany 000-15
that now sounds sort of.........muted to me. Love that dread boom!
If you can get one with no issues: it's a great buy.

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5.0

good guitar

By leon

from Malvern Arkansas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought this guitar for my 77 year old husband who has been playing for 60 years He loves this guitar. He said it really has a good sound and easy to play.

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    5.0

    Don't let this one pass you by

    By Madwar

    from New york

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Light and sweet, a tonal treat. Love to play alone or with friends. The fun never ends. The dude abides, two thumbs up.

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      5.0

      Best purchase I have made this year!!

      By JBBIN

      from TX

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I purchased this while poking around on the MF website and found a scratch and dent Level 3. Don't be put off by the "Level 3". I have ordered two guitars from MF and both have been in immaculate condition. Back to this Martin. It did not come with a case. It did have a small nick on the front just south of the sound hole. Something that I would probably have done in a week or so myself. Mohamed was the sales rep that helped me. Kept me informed with phone calls or emails, he was great! He even gave me an extra price break and next day free shipping when there was a setback on my order(Their mistake not mine). I ended up with a 1000 guitar for almost half price. Definitely no regrets on this purchase. It sounds and feels great! It has a great look. Solid wood all the way around with a deep sound. I was even given a coupon for a case that is in my account if and when I decide to buy one. No rush on that though.

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        5.0

        A great guitar, simple, no-nonsense design and well set-up.

        By C J Camp

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          This is the least expensive all-solid-wood, made-in-Pennsylvania Martin guitar out there right now. It already sounds VERY nice and, with proper care, will improve over the years. If you want a top-notch acoustic, for under a grand, this one is worth consideration. It's as good as any and better than most. (Think Neil Young's "Harvest" album.) I've played for over 40 years and IMHO, you get a LOT of guitar for the money with this purchase, clean, balanced, quality sound that will work for any music form.

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          5.0

          Great Deal!! The Cadillac of acoustic guitars!

          By musicbaer

          from Cullman, AL

          About Me Novice

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Nice finish
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune
          • Well made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            This guitar is amazing!! You can't get a better sounding guitar than this. I am well satisfied with this purchase! Worth every penny!

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar, best value in the acoustic guitar world!!

            By Hawk

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Recording and small acoustic venues.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              You can't go wrong with this guitar!

              By Jim

              from Casper, WY

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                I was amazed by this guitar. It has a warm, rich tone and is easy to play. The workmanship is excellent. A beautiful instrument. I highly recommend this guitar!

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                excellent American made value

                By BC

                from Ashland Kentucky

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Classic Martin Dreadnought tone!
                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Made in USA
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    Unbelievable quality to value ratio. Before you people fork out for an X series Dreadnought I'd ask you to play this. American made quality. Period. The US has a rich history of making the finest guitars in the world. This has that quality. Something anyone could be proud of. Great rich Martin tone at great value. This falls right in line with the work horse Martin dreadnoughts like the D-18, D-16, and all mahogany D-15. Great feeling and sounding dreadnought!

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Truly amanzing guitar

                    By DaveBass

                    from Omaha, NE

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                      All the good comments about this guitar are true. For me, it was love at first strum... As soon as I pulled the guitar out of the case and played it I knew she was a keeper. She didn't even have to be in tune. No adjustments were necessary, the factory set up is perfect.
                      This guitar is extremely comfortable to play, and the workmanship is flawless. I've owned the guitar for about a month and like it more every day. I love the sound.... it is powerful and mellow, has a deep bass yet it has beautiful brights. It is a very balanced and full sound. This guitar feels as powerful as a Les Paul, yet it produces a beautiful sweet mellow sound. The guitar stays in tune perfectly... Many playing sessions and days can go by with not even the slightest tuning adjustment necessary. The mahogany smells incredible, and the case it comes with is super nice!
                      Last week I visited a local music store and played about five different, much more expensive guitars (other Martins, Gibsons, and a Taylor), and maybe I'm totally biased at this point, but liked my guitar better than all the other more expensive guitars I played. I'd like to think that if I had been blindfolded I would've still been drawn to the feel and sound of my guitar.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Follow up review!

                      By Robdady

                      from Naples, FL

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                        I bought this from a return, and what a steal. The guy who sent it back has no idea what he is missing! I can say, and so does everyone who hears it, that this is the best sounding guitar I have ever heard. The tone and sustain is amazing and it is such a joy to play. I have 3 Carvin"s, 2 Washburn"s, 2 Breelove's- Oregan, Atlas Revival, Taylor 615, 2 Blueridge- BR 160 & 180, 2 Alvarez's, 2 Zager's- 20 & 80, 1939 L-50!! This is the best of them all!

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