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Martin Custom D Spruce and Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Left-Handed
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A phenomenal price for a solid-rosewood guitar!

While the simple appointments, understated satin finish, and modest price of this Martin Custom D Acoustic Guitar are reminiscent of the 15 Series guitars of the 1940s, this model trades vintage all-mahogany construction for a select solid Sitka spruce top and the ringing punch and sustain of solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. The solid mahogany neck is also satin finished for fast, comfortable play. Includes case.

Martin Custom D Spruce and Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Left-Handed Features:

  • Mortise-and-tenon neck joint
    Solid Sitka spruce top
    Solid East Indian rosewood body and sides
    Tortoise top binding
    Modified low oval solid mahogany neck
    Solid Indian rosewood head plate with raised gold foil decal
    Adjustable truss rod
    Indian rosewood fingerboard with 16" radius
    Inlaid single-ring rosette
    Small dot position markers
    Solid Indian rosewood bridge
    Includes case

Martin Custom D Spruce and Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Left-Handed Specifications:

  • 25-2/5" scale length
    14 clear frets
    20 frets total
    1-11/16" width at nut

Martin Custom D Spruce and Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Left-Handed

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  • Sounds Warm and Woody and Smells sooo Goody!

    As reviewed by Dave on 12/17/2010

    Bought mine used in Sept. It's a 2004 model and has aged well in 6 years. I've owned a few Martins (all the lower to intermediate price models) and can't say enough about the superior quality of workmanship! The biggest difference between Mahagony and Rosewood (to my ears) is the greater bass response of the latter. My Custom D can even get a little boomy if played hard with a pick. I love the satin finish--let's the guitar breathe. Overall a great guitar for the price which matches up well against any D28--it's just not as pretty.

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  • Great for the Blues

    As reviewed by Guitarfan on 6/6/2010

    I went in looking for a great finger picking guitar for some Country Blues. Tried a bunch from Gibbys, to other Martins, Taylors and a bunch of cheaper stuff. Taylors, while nice had tone too modern for me. the Gibbys were nice but too expensive for what they had to offer. The cheap guitars were a joke once I played the high end stuff. The Martins were all nice and I really liked the 000-18, but could not afford it. I saw the ugly lowly 15 series in the corner so I gave them a try. Instantly, I knew this was the guitar for me. The tone was exactly what I was looking for. It is warm, woody, with a twang of mahogany that really leaves an impression. I tried the D15 and the 000-15. The D15 has more of a low end providing a louder bass while the 000-15 is more balanced. I ended up taking the 000-15 home mainly for comfort, but the D15 sure was great.

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  • Great sound, great feel.... Great left handed solid wood instrument!

    As reviewed by Gregory on 6/26/2014

    This is a great guitar. Visually, no bling. Simple. The sitka top is beautiful. Rosette couldn't be simpler. The rosewood back is fine, but not the most interesting or stunning striations... Kind of a goofy bear claw blotch in the middle at the seam. But I never see that! No, this isn't designed to be about baroque looks, it is about the feel and sound. Those are among the nicest I have heard in my experience. Based on the 15 series bracing pattern but without mahogany. The set up was very nice upon arrival. I have had 7 other Martins, two standard series, two 5 series, and a custom shop OM-18. The stock base level tuners on the D RW are doing better than my fancy gotohs on the custom... This is all subjective, yes, but this guitar is exactly what one would expect of a Martin, and for a price, with IRW back and sides, well, I don't think there's much out there, at least left handed, that is such a great value. Fine sounding, feeling, and precision-playing instrument for a very good price.

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