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Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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Overview

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • D1 A-frame bracing pattern
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,138.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $139.00
  • Your Price:
    $99900

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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 142 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (133)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good feel (17)
      • Fun to play (16)
      • Good audio (16)
      • Stays in tune (15)
      • Consistent (12)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (11)
        • Jamming (10)
        • Small venues (7)
        • Recording (6)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (11), Novice (5)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        My Custom D Classic review

        If you're looking for an all wood, American made Martin acoustic guitar at this price point, this is without a doubt the way to go.

        After playing it for a...Read complete review

        If you're looking for an all wood, American made Martin acoustic guitar at this price point, this is without a doubt the way to go.

        After playing it for a couple of weeks now, I would buy it again in a heart beat.
        I love the satin finish of this all wood beauty. You can smell the wood as soon as you open the case.

        The tuning machine have the Martin logo which tells me they were serious about making a quality guitar. This was somewhat of a surprise since there were no pictures of the back side of the head stock.

        The rosette could be a bit nicer but you won't get that at this price point. It is however inlaid and not a decal. This is my only knock but it's a very very minor one. It would not stop me from buying this guitar.
        Top notch in my book. Very comfortable to play as the action seemed perfect for me right out of the case.

        The Sitka spruce top and Mahogany sides and back are very nice.

        The Tortoise binding is a nice touch also.
        I looked at (and played) a lot of guitars in this price range (up to $1500) and after reading the reviews I decided to take a chance. Honestly, I could not be happier with my choice.

        I could have spent more if I wanted to but for the money I spent I feel I got a truly great guitar.

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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.

        Reviewed by 142 customers

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        5.0

        Awesome Guitar, get one while you can.

        By First Guitar

        from Interlaken, NY

        About Me Novice

        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:

            Blown away when I opened the box and case. Arrived in great shape. Love that smell that hit me as soon as I opened the box. Fit and finish on this instrument are excellent. I love the satin finish. Really lets the wood stand out.

            A solid all wood Martin, made in the USA. Yes, you can buy a cheaper guitar; but for the money you can not go wrong with this guitar.

            Sounds incredible, quality construction all the way. In tune right out of the case and it has stayed in tune.

            This is my first guitar, and I wanted a Martin after visiting their factory. I do not regret this decision one bit. I have a good friend that plays professionally and uses a Martin acoustic/electric and he even commented on what a nice guitar this is.

            Musician's Friend answered all my questions and then some. Well worth the little wait.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would highly recommend this guitar

            By TheDonMan

            from Enterprise Al

            About Me Novice

            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:

              Beautiful instrument, plays like the quality guitar it is. I have always wanted a Martin and this one has met all my expectations and then some. American made all wood Martin at a great price, how can you go wrong.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent value for the money,

              By Me

              from Worthington, Ohio

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                Very good Martin for the price. Frets better than my Gibson B25, which frets better than any guitar I've ever played. It needed no set up, just unbox it, tune it, and play end (or beginning) of story. It's very light compared to similar guitars I've had and played. Since I've only had it a few weeks I can't rate it's durability. The sound is good but not quite as"bright" as my Hummingbird, but it also cost considerable less.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's a Martin.

                By Ole Picker

                from Yucaipa, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • It's A Martin The Best
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                • No Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                In the top 4 of the 23 Guitars that I own for all around sound and quality

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                outstanding quality

                By jacksjj

                from Ketteringoh

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Quite Time Alone

                  Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  What a great guitar ! Everything that it was said to be. From the quality to the case. It was worth the extra funds when your on a budget.

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Finally an affordable quality Martin

                  By Rollerkane

                  from NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    I've owned several models of Martins nothing below D-16GT until I purchased a Custom D.This is my second one and I love this model.Great sound,quality,playability and made from REAL wood.Guitar is extremely light in weight but LOUD. And it has the Martin "made in the USA" craftsmanship at a truly affordable price.And it comes with a hardshell Martin case-just open it to get that great mahogany wood fragrance.Who could ask for more.

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A fine Instrument

                    By BopKitBill

                    from Portland, Oregon

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • NONE
                    • None I Can See

                    Best Uses

                    • Composing
                    • Jamming
                    • Performing
                    • Playing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    An old company like Martin is to be commended for remaining competetive rather than resting on their laurels and charging a fortune simply for the name.
                    Guitars like this prove that Martin still continues to provide real instruments to musicians that are heirloom guality at a price that is affordable to the working man...and amazingly they manage to do this with a 100% made in the USA instrument! Astounding.

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice guitar, nice price

                    By Bauzo

                    from Kenosha Wi

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune
                    • Very easy to play

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                      This a great guitar at a very affordable price. It plays very easily- good action right out of the box. Tone is very balanced, but slightly tinny. I'm pretty sure it is because the strings are new and the spruce top has not been seasoned. It is the easiest guitar to play that I have owned to date. Very comparable to my Breedlove. For the money its a fantastic deal. Can't wait for it to age and the sound to mellow. Purchase and enjoy!

                      Comment on this review

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      WOW

                      By KYSLOWFINGERS

                      from Catlettsburg, KY

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                          As a player of many instruments, but a master of none, I want quality, but at a decent price point. Have always wanted a USA made Martin. Finally decided to take the plunge. Played some higher end models (D-28) at different shops, and some lower end models (D-15). Found this model on Musician's Friend on sale, read the reviews (several times over several days), and finally ordered. WOW, couldn't be happier. I can play, but I've had other people play it, who can PLAY. Nothing but compliments. One complaint, Martin does not recognize it on their website, like it doesn't exist. And after filling out the on-line warranty registration, no email response or anything for a few days, felt like the proverbial "red headed step-child". Then yesterday, BAM!!!, I receive a letter in the mail with my lifetime warranty card and a letter from the Martin President (yeah a form letter, BUT) it really made me feel like I had made a quality purchase and became a member of an elite group. I highly recommend this product.

                          Comment on this review

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Guitar

                          By Just living

                          from Charlestown RI

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          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:

                            Great guitar, great value even the case surprised me, nice

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