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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 147 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (21)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good audio (19)
  • Stays in tune (18)
  • Consistent (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (14)
    • Jamming (12)
    • Small venues (9)
    • Recording (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (14), Novice (6)

    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.

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    (3 of 3 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.

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      (3 of 3 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

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          (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"

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          (1 of 4 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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great no-frills guitar

            By Urcel

            from Era, tx

            About Me Experienced

            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:

              My new custom D was perfect right out of the box. Easy to play and the sound gets better every day. l own more expensive guitars and this one holds it own with guitars that cost 2-1/2 times as much. I was excited to find a mahogany Martin, I prefer the way mahogany sounds and this one does everything I wanted.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

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                  (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

                    (5 of 5 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.

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                      (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.

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