Instrument Details

1991 Martin Custom D Brazilian/Sitka D-45 Specs Plus More
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Martin
Product Year
1991
Model
Custom D, based on D-45
Serial #
510212
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
1894
Condition
Excellent, few minor marks/scuffs, but overall very clean.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony - Abalone Inlay
Rosette
45 Style Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Tree of Life
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Black with Custom Abalone Inlay
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
15.75 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Martin
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Description

This guitar is from the Martin Custom Shop and is essentially a D-45 with the Martin "Tree of Life" inlay pattern inlaid by pearl artist David Nichols. It has a circle "E" stamped on the heel block. Additional custom features include Brazilian Rosewood, an inlaid pickguard and inlaid bridge. Martin confirmed a new guitar with similar features would be at over $40,000 and probably much more. This is a rare and collectible Brazilian Rosewood Martin with that strong, powerful voice.

What a rare find, this is a custom shop Dreadnought from Martin will gorgeous appointments including wonderful inlay work by Dave Nichols. His tree of life inlays are famous and this one has his usual hearts in the center of each flower. The 45 style abalone is present on every surface and the fingerboard and bridge are both custom inlaid. The voice is clear and present with great midrange punch. A true find priced well below what a replacement would cost today.
 
Great sounding guitar for flatpicking and I can see this being a very collectible piece since it features the inlay artistry of David Nichols as well as Brazilian Rosewood.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

This guitar is from the Martin Custom Shop and is essentially a D-45 with the Martin "Tree of Life" inlay pattern inlaid by pearl artist David Nichols. It has a circle "E" stamped on the heel block.
 

What a rare find, this is a custom shop Dreadnought from Martin will gorgeous appointments including wonderful inlay work by Dave Nichols. His tree of life inlays are famous and this one has his usual hearts in the center of each flower.
 
Great sounding guitar for flatpicking and I can see this being a very collectible piece since it features the inlay artistry of David Nichols as well as Brazilian Rosewood.
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