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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 hardshell cade.

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 178 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (166)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (49)
  • Good feel (49)
  • Fun to play (46)
  • Stays in tune (45)
  • Consistent (40)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (38)
  • Jamming (32)
  • Small venues (24)
  • Recording (18)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (35), Novice (14), 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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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

no regrets

By Theo

from Arkansas, USA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    This guitar is everything one could hope for in a solid wood mahogany instrument. I am impressed withe sound and play-ability right out of the box. The lows are "mahogany rich", and the highs are "mahogany bright" . . a really great balance. The volume/projection is really surprising. I've been playing it only a few weeks now, so bear that in mind. I would buy one of these again in a heartbeat . . one of the best deals I have found for the $$ spent. As I said . . NO regrets!

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    5.0

    as advertised, great customer service

    By Davey

    from Virginia

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

    • Plain, basic

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    Good value. Keep it in my office to strum, light, easy to play - nothing fancy - the top looks very plain.

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    5.0

    martin custom d classic update

    By BW

    from Kansas

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Just an update on my martin custom d. I have had a k&k pure mini pick up installed in it and it sounds really good. I cant say enough good things about the k&k pick up. It really sounds very natural. I think it is probably one of the best pick ups I have heard. I hope MF starts carrying them. I cant say enough good things about the Martin custom D either. There is a reason it has 175 reviews on it. Never sell this one.

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      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By Jim

      from Clemmons N.C.

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune
      • This guitar is fantastic ..

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I have been looking for a great sounding guitar for along time and this is it. I'm so excited about it. I'm 72 years old and have a old Guild guitar I bought since high school and even took it to Nam with me. Well I thought it was about time to buy a new one and am I happy I did. This guitar sounds so rich and deep, and plays so easy. Love it...

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          5.0

          just plain fine

          By BW

          from Kansas

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I just received this guitar a few days ago. As soon as I started playing the guitar I knew that this was a guitar that I would never sell. I own a few other pretty nice guitars. One of which cost 3 times as much as this guitar. I have a feeling my other guitars are going to start feeling neglected for a while. This guitar is the deal of the year my friends. If you are even thinking about a guitar in this price range I strongly suggest you check this one out. This is one sweet guitar.

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            5.0

            I love this guitar!

            By Mikey Mike

            from Buxton, Maine

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Sounds great in all tunings
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Used mostly for private personal enjoyment. I have always loved the sound of acoustic guitar, and have always wanted a Martin. Seems like every time I got some money saved up, something came along that was more critical. This time, I sat down and researched just about every instrument ever made, and read the rave reviews for the Custom D. My experience with high-line guitars is limited, but I can't imagine any instrument at this price that would sound better. Words limit my appreciation for this guitar.

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              5.0

              Very nice guitar...

              By Brando the intermediate

              from VA

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              Verified Reviewer

              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:

                Just got mine last night played it about 3 hours. Nice full powerful sound you expect from martin. I own a performing artist (dcpa3) its a sitka top rosewood guitar, much more expensive and honestly sounds about even. I wanted another less expensive guitar to play out at jams and to take to church with me and thought I would like to try a mahogany out, found this one at what is really a steal! Considering the quality workmanship and the sound this guitar is a tremendous buy. It has great volume which I expect to open up more with some age and medium strings.

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                5.0

                Very pleased with guitar and carrying case. Very satisfied

                By Mike

                from Pittsfield Mass

                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:

                  Totally satisfied

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                  5.0

                  good guitar

                  By leon

                  from Malvern Arkansas

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                  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

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                    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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