The importance of C.F. Martin & Company dreadnought guitars cannot be overstated. Since 1833, they've been specializing in a wide variety of acoustic stringed instruments, and today their dreadnoughts are considered by many pros to be the finest. With that in mind, when you're ready to reward yourself for the years of dedication you've put into honing your craft, a Martin D-45 will exceed your expectations in ways you've never imagined. In fact, Martin puts more than 900 different pieces of abalone into the bindings and inlays of the D-45. So, you can believe us when we say that this guitar is not for casual strummers and pluckers.
Each D-45 in this catalog deserves your undivided attention, but for the sake of kicking things off, let's touch a bit on the Standard Series D-45 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar. Boasting a solid spruce top, traditional Martin bracing pattern, rich solid rosewood sides and abalone hexagon inlays used as position markets on the bound ebony fingerboard, this guitar will leave even the most veteran player awestruck. It also comes with a deluxe hard shell case - so you can rest assured it's fully protected when you're not playing it.
For that matter, the same can be said for the Standard Series D-45V. By merging traditional and modern elements into one incredible, collective instrument, this guitar's balanced tone is the result of its forward-shifted standard X scalloped bracing while its modified V-shaped neck makes for a smooth playing experience. Along with its Vintage Belly-Drop in Long Saddle solid black ebony bridge and bone nut for top notch sustain and response, the D-45V is without a doubt the most ornately appointed guitar in the Martin line.
Now that you have an idea what the Martin D-45 guitar is all about, be sure to give each model a closer look to see which one is the right fit for you. This is the flagship model of Martin's Standard Series and meticulous attention to detail goes into every D-45 constructed. In other words, any serious guitar player owes it to themselves to play one at least once in their lifetime.