Martin 2014 D-45 Authentic 1942 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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The Martin D-45 Authentic is made exactly as the company manufactured the original pre-war D-45 Dreadnoughts. This reproduction features an ebony non-adjustable neck rod, solid pearl inlays, premium b... Read More

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Overview

The Martin D-45 Authentic is made exactly as the company manufactured the original pre-war D-45 Dreadnoughts. This reproduction features an ebony non-adjustable neck rod, solid pearl inlays, premium bookmatched Brazilian rosewood back, sides and headplate, and Brazilian inlays in the top, rosette, side and back.

Perhaps one of the most important authentic features of the 1942 D-45 is the 100% hot hide glue construction. Other authentic features include a beveled faux tortoise pickguard, ivoriod binding on the body, soundhole rosette, fingerboard, headstock, heel cap and end piece, gold tuners and a fossilized ivory bridge pins, long saddle and nut, and finished with the thin nitrocellulose polished lacquer, just like the original.

This historically-accurate design replicates the feel, sound, look, and essence of a pre-war Martin D-45.

Features
  • Model: D-45 authentic 1942
  • Construction: dovetail neck joint
  • Body size: D-14 fret
  • Top: solid adirondack spruce
  • Rosette: style 45
  • Back material: solid brazilian rosewood
  • Side material: solid brazilian rosewood
  • Binding: grained ivoroid
  • Neck shape: authentic 1942 barrel and heel
  • Headstock: solid/authentic 1942 diamond/sq. Taper
  • Scale length: 25.4''
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
  • Fingerboard position inlays: hexagons - authentic
  • Bridge material: solid black ebony
  • Bridge style: 1930s style belly
  • Tuning machines: waverly gold open geared w/ butterbean knobs
  • Pickguard: delmar tortoise color
  • Case: 545v harptone
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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Martin2014 D-45 Authentic 1942 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

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5.0

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from Drain, Oregon

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Comments about Martin 2014 D-45 Authentic 1942 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

With the free shipping, I couldn't resist and bought four. I used them to decorate the walls of my small town Rock n' Roll themed Diner. Perfect! I love GC's Guaranteed Lowest Price, leave it to GC to have the lowest price!

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5.0

Fantastic for the price.

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from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about Martin 2014 D-45 Authentic 1942 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

You can't beat this guitar at this price. It's the Maybach of acoustic guitars, and amazingly, it fits perfectly in the trunk of my Mayback and even matches the wood paneling on my dash. Girls love it too, especially when I bang out the chords to the latest Chief Keef tune on them. Don't hesitate to buy this guitar for live gigs and beach parties.

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4.0

Missing something

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from Steeler Nation USA

Comments about Martin 2014 D-45 Authentic 1942 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I ordered this with much anticipation, but when I went to pick it up at the store, I was disappointed to discover it only had 20 frets and 6 stings. So only four stars from me. I guess I was expecting too much for the money. Maybe the OM-45 DeLuxe Authentic 1930 will offer a little something more. Two soundholes maybe. No wait, I've already got . . .

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Buy Two of Them

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from Aurora, CO

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One to carry on the airplane, and one to take down to the bar to jam.

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