Introduced in 1969 the Martin D-41 came close on the heels of the D-45's comeback in '68 and provided a slightly more affordable option in their high end dreadnought lineup. To many, the 41 offers just the right amount of bling while still maintaining that smooth, bright, refined pearl-top tonal response. There are several theories out there that aim to explain why pearl Martin's sound the way they do. Suffice to say that with over 35 years of playing time under its belt, and beautifully maintained in that time, it's not worth deliberating over. This D-41 is a killer sounding dread, in exceptional condition, with a wonderful golden, naturally-aged top patina.
No significant wear to note. The guitar has a had a pro neck reset performed in the last few years. Fretwork is excellent; neck is very straight (pre-1985, non-adjustable bar). Saddle height is healthy with room to move action up or down. Original black pick guard shows very minor shrinkage and is well adhered to top.