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Martin D-45 Authentic 1942 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Brazilian Rosewood / Adirondack Spruce 

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Overview

  • Model: D-45 authentic 1942
  • Construction: dovetail neck joint
  • Body size: D-14 fret
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $59,999.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $12,000.00
  • Your Price:
    $47,99900

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Replicates the feel, sound, look, and essence of a pre-war Martin D-45.

The Martin D-45 Authentic is made exactly as the company manufactured the original pre-war D-45 Dreadnoughts. This reproduction features an ebony non-adjustable neck rod, solid pearl inlays, premium bookmatched Brazilian rosewood back, sides and headplate, and Brazilian inlays in the top, rosette, side and back.

Perhaps one of the most important authentic features of the 1942 D-45 is the 100% hot hide glue construction. Other authentic features include a beveled faux tortoise pickguard, ivoriod binding on the body, soundhole rosette, fingerboard, headstock, heel cap and end piece, gold tuners and a fossilized ivory bridge pins, long saddle and nut, and finished with the thin nitrocellulose polished lacquer, just like the original.

This historically-accurate design replicates the feel, sound, look, and essence of a pre-war Martin D-45.

Features

  • Model: D-45 authentic 1942
  • Construction: dovetail neck joint
  • Body size: D-14 fret
  • Top: solid adirondack spruce
  • Rosette: style 45
  • Back material: solid brazilian rosewood
  • Side material: solid brazilian rosewood
  • Binding: grained ivoroid
  • Neck shape: authentic 1942 barrel and heel
  • Headstock: solid/authentic 1942 diamond/sq. Taper
  • Scale length: 25.4''
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
  • Fingerboard position inlays: hexagons - authentic
  • Bridge material: solid black ebony
  • Bridge style: 1930s style belly
  • Tuning machines: waverly gold open geared w/ butterbean knobs
  • Pickguard: delmar tortoise color
  • Case: 545v harptone

Enjoy this authentic Martin. Order today.

 
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MartinD-45 Authentic 1942 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
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3.0

For that price it better play itself

By jascwi

from Lafayette, CO

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Martin D-45 Authentic 1942 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      It is in fact a guitar like all the others...but with fancy decorations and old-timey glue. Still sounds bad when I don't practice enough.

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      3.0

      I've played better. Makes a nice coffee

      By peteseger

      from Kentucky

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Backup Guitar
      • Stands Up To Abuse

      Cons

      • Requires Constant Tuning

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin D-45 Authentic 1942 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I bought one of these on a whim, mostly as a beater campfire guitar.

      It's not awful as guitars go. I'm not a huge fan of dreadnoughts, and this one doesn't change my mind. In all honest, I think the cheaper beater acoustic I have beats it on sound quality and playability.

      I dropped it twice, and it's only sustained minor damage. A couple small cracks in the top that I patched with superglue (works fine), and a ding or two on the neck. No biggie. And it's got a couple little burned spots on the top (sparks from a fire) and on the side (cigarette ash fell on it when I was playing and smoking one night).

      Think I might install the Roland synth pickup on this thing. If I can't get a good acoustic sound out of it, maybe I can get some use out of it as a synth guitar. Could be fun. Worse comes to worst, I have a couple holes in the front from the screw mounts, and those can be patched with a little spackle.

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