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1983 Martin 150th Anniversary D-45, Brazilian Rosewood/Sitka Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Martin
Product Year
1983
Model
150th Anniversary D-45
Serial #
444060
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1060
Condition
Excellent, only a few very faint finish checks on top. Neck reset and pickguard release/reglue by our repair team, new saddle. Original molded case is available but missing latch and has bent valence.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Hard
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
45-Style Hexagons
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
C.F. Martin in Abalone
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Martin
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.125 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
5 lb. 3 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Access Stage 3
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Description

It’s not every day that a D-45 strolls into the shop like this one. Built in 1983 to commemorate Martin’s 150th anniversary, this D-45 was outfitted with straight-grained Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, with a Sitka Spruce top and MOP hexagonal 45-style fretboard inlays. The V neck has just been reset by our very own repair team, so we’re happy to report the setup on this D-45 is superb; it plays especially easily. The voice has opened up sweetly over the past 35 years, with a warm bass and clean treble response. The Sitka top has scalloped, rear-shifted bracing, and inside you’ll find a label commemorating the occasion of the 150th anniversary signed by Chris Martin IV himself.



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Everybody wants a cannon, and this is great one! From 1983 this one is fully broken in and alive. It’s the 150th commemorative edition D-45, a quintessential Bluegrass guitar that also is right at home picking songs and accompanying a voice. This one is beautiful and in remarkable condition, making it both collectible and eminently playable
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.125 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

It’s not every day that a D-45 strolls into the shop like this one. Built in 1983 to commemorate Martin’s 150th anniversary, this D-45 was outfitted with straight-grained Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, with a Sitka Spruce top and MOP hexagonal 45-style fretboard inlays.
 

Everybody wants a cannon, and this is great one! From 1983 this one is fully broken in and alive.
 
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