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Martin D-45 Authentic 1942 Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar   

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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...Read More

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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 left-handed
  • 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

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MartinD-45 Authentic 1942 Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar
 
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4.0

Should've gone with the Righty

By Mammer Slammer

from Tatooine, CA

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Pros

  • Beautacious
  • Fantastiful
  • Ornacious

Cons

  • Leftastic

Best Uses

  • Fangler Pluckin
  • Rocking Out

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

I thought spending 45 grand on a left-handed acoustic guitar would be motivation enough to learn to play all over again, but left-handed. Well, do or do not, there is no try. Guess I should have just bought that new German sedan and a more reasonably priced lefty guitar. I now have it mounted on the wall behind my desk so that I can look at the mirror in front of my desk and see what looks to be a right-handed guitar behind me. It's main use is now as an experimental surface for testing how much dust is kicked up by my different pairs of shoes. Totally worth it.

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