Martin Custom D-45 NAMM 2017


The jewel of the NAMM show must certainly be this custom Martin D-45 Madagascar: a true one-of-a-kind dreamt up in the Martin Custom Shop and built with their finest available tonewoods. The premium Madagascar Rosewood body and Adirondack Spruce top are adorned with style-45 select abalone purflings and highly flamed Koa bindings, and the fretboard and headstock veneer are inlaid with the deluxe vine motif (Koa bordered in Paua). After a few minutes basking in this guitar's jaw-dropping beauty, you'll be ready for the first strum ~ and you won't be disappointed. This guitar is enormously resonant, with the power, depth of tone and ethereal shimmer you'd expect from an heirloom-grade D-45. The midrange in particular is sensational: woody and warm, with plenty of punch for flatpicking and strumming. If you've been looking for a master-class D-45 with the sound, looks and panache to set it apart from the crowd, please give us a call. Priced with deluxe Custom Shop hard case from Martin.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Complete Hide Glue build (wood selected by Martin Custom Shop)
  • Premium Adirondack Spruce top (Grade 8)
  • Adirondack Scalloped top braces (5/16", forward shifted)
  • Highly flamed Koa body binding 
  • Style 45 select abalone purflings and rosette
  • Madagascar Rosewood pickguard with Koa vine bordered in Paua
  • Premium Madagascar Rosewood back & sides
  • Genuine Mahogany neck
  • Low profile neck shape
  • Madagascar Rosewood headplate
  • Deluxe Vine headstock & fretboard inlay (Koa bordered in Paua)
  • Gold engraved Waverly tuners
  • 25.4" SL
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • 2 1/8" string spacing 

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at This offer applies to all merchandise shipped within the 48 continental US States.* If you wish to expedite your shipment or your order doesn't qualify, we provide competitive rates. Once you enter your shipping info, you'll be given a selection of services from UPS, FedEx and USPS.

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.

Approval Period, Taxes, Duties: Most instruments ship with a 48-hour approval** period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities.

The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Priority Mail, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

**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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