Martin Custom D-14 Mahogany Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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This unique custom dreadnought has all the drive and power you've come to expect from the Martin Custom Shop, but with some unique acoustic enhancements that are a must-have for any serious guitar col... Click To Read More About This Product

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This unique custom dreadnought has all the drive and power you've come to expect from the Martin Custom Shop, but with some unique acoustic enhancements that are a must-have for any serious guitar collection. The folks at the Martin Custom Shop began designing this fine instrument by using one of their tried-and-true dreadnoughts, the Martin D-18. To give it a unique and warm tone, genuine mahogany was used for the top instead of spruce. The top was closely evaluated for its rigidity and sanded to a custom thickness to maximize volume, tone, and resonance.

The Custom Shop then selected a rear-shifted, scalloped 1/4" bracing layout to bring out the right amount of highs, while balancing the bass and mid range frequencies. The combination of top tonewoods and bracing pattern created an instrument that has the right amount of high-end chime, mid-range cut and low-end punch, producing a dynamic range for just about any musical situation.

Musician's Friend Private Reserve Custom D mahogany is perfect for fingerstyle, jazz, bluegrass, folk, and rock. Not only does this instrument sound incredible, it has a very elegant visual appeal. The appointments are not overstated: from an attractive paua style-41 pearl top with a paua style-45 rosette and a faux-tortoise pickguard that complements the mahogany top with just the right accents. We completed this masterpiece by binding the body with a stunning Madagascar rosewood, and a Magagascar rosewood headplate with C.F. Martin vertical logo in Paua pearl. Made by the some of the finest craftspeople in the industry, this guitar is sure to excite you and completely inspire your creativity.

  • Special Instructions: Top to be hand-selected
  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Genuine Mahogany, sanded to custom enhanced-resonance thickness
  • Top Bracing (DOMRSTL) Old-style Rear Shifted
  • Top Braces: Sitka, Scalloped 1/4"
  • Top Binding: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Top Inlay Style: Style 41- Paua Pearl
  • Rosette: Style 45 Paua pearl with wood fiber inlays
  • Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Back Purfling: Rope Wood
  • Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Endpiece: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Endpiece Inlay: Black/Maple Fiber- (Maple faces Endpiece)
  • Binding: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Back Inlay: Black/Maple Fiber (Maple facing binding)
  • Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Mod Low Oval/PA Taper
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid six-string Square Taper
  • Headplate: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Heelcap: Madagascar Rosewood with B/M Fiber
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Number of Frets Clear: 20
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/48"
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: None
  • Fingerboard Binding: None
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly- with Drop-In Long Saddle
  • Pearl Inlay: None
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16"
  • Saddle: Compinsated Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Gotoh
  • Recommended Strings: Martins SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP 7200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Ebony
  • Case: 445 Olive Drab
  • Interior Label: none
  • Electronics: None
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