Martin D-45S Authentic 1936


The new D-45S Authentic "1936" model from Martin Guitars is, quite simply, the best-sounding acoustic guitar we have come across in recent memory. All of us in the acoustic guitar community love to obsess over the most minute details of a new builder's dedicated vintage-Martin replica guitars (and wax poetic about how closely they capture the tone), but there's an undeniable, romantic aspect to playing a new C.F. Martin guitar that trumps them all and reminds us why we became so enamored of them in the first place.

The D-45S is an accurate replica of a small-batch 1936 Martin D-45 made with a slightly wider lower bout than Martin adopted for their traditional 14-fret dreadnoughts. The neck shape is also authentic to said guitar--it's big and full, with a wide taper towards the body joint. The back and sides are Brazilian Rosewood, and the top is a wonderful, stiff set of Adirondack Spruce.

This is a breathtakingly well-made guitar, from the pearl inlay work to the hand-engraved tuners. But of course, what we're all wondering about is the tone. We have attached a short sound sample that we hope captures the incredibly rich, detailed and shimmery voice of the guitar. The low-end boom and grand-piano chime that rockets out of this guitar is like nothing else currently available. Please feel free to call us for further details!

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Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

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**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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