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
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