The Martin Standard Series guitars set the industry standard in craftsmanship, with premium tonewoods, luxurious appointments and industry-leading build quality. The Standard Series guitars all feature classic tonewood combinations including Sitka Spruce tops and Rosewood or Mahogany back and sides, giving all of the Standard Series models that iconic Martin tone, with all of the bass and volume you’d ever need.
The left handed Martin D-45 Standard Series Acoustic guitar from sports a solid Sitka Spruce top with aged toner finish and East Indian Rosewood back and sides, with scalloped, forward-shifted Sitka Spruce X-bracing to deliver the big, bold tone of a Dreadnought with shimmering treble tones. The forward shifted bracing actually enhances the bass tones, giving this D-45 that thunderous quality you’d expect from a Martin Dreadnought.
To enhance playability, Martin has given the latest version of the D-45 a select hardwood neck with a modified low oval profile and a high performance taper, making it extremely comfortable to play. With a light satin finish on the back of the neck, you’ll find your fingers flying across the ebony plek-dressed fretboard as if it were an electric! The D-45 also features a 20-fret ebony fretboard with hexagonal style-45 position inlays that simply look amazing on this Dreadnought!
The flagship Dreadnought Martin D-45, spares no expense when it comes to decorative luxury appointments which really enhance its look and feel. These decorative appointments include hand inlaid pearl on the top, back, sides, and neck, antique white binding, distinctive hexagonal Style 45 fingerboard position inlays, and gold butterbean tuning knobs. High quality hardware appointments like a bone nut and compensated bone saddle, ebony bridge and open gear tuning machines ensure accurate intonation and rock solid tuning stability.
For the first century of its existence, Martin guitars avoided adding too much ornamentation to their guitars, until 1933 when Gene Autry ordered the most decked out Dreadnought available at the time, and the D-45 was born. Since then, the Martin D-45 has become a favorite of music industry greats like Gene Autry, Neil Young, and Jimi Hendrix. Today, the luxury appointments, masterful craftsmanship, and sublime playability of the D-45 make it the most sought after Martin on the market. When you play a Martin D-45 it means that you have arrived!