Martin D-45 Conversion (1967)


This totally remarkable-sounding Martin D-45 was converted at Martin's Custom Shop from a 1967 D-28 (serial number 230047). It's somewhat comparable to a new D-45 Authentic (the guitar is shiny, gleaming mint condition, with not a mark on it), but for the quality of the beautiful, quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood (vastly superior to anything currently available from Martin). The specs are pre-war D-45 in appearance and construction (scalloped braces, wide neck, tucked braces and bridgeplate), and the guitar features a full-thickness, v-shaped neck carve with non-adjustable T-Bar neck. 

The sound is pure D-45--bold, powerful and shimmery, with amazing clarity in the treble register and that dark, growly low-midrange only a Brazilian Rosewood guitar can deliver. Strumming, flatpicking, fingerpicking--it doesn't matter. Every customer who's heard this guitar has just gawked and said something along the lines of "There can't be a better guitar in the shop." Priced with new Martin hard case. On consignment.

Brazilian Rosewood
Adirondack Spruce
Scalloped braces
Tucked braces & bridgeplate
Hide Glue
T-Bar neck reinforcement
-45 style purfling
1 3/4" nut width
25.4" SL 

Interested? We may have another on the way.

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