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Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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This Martin Custom D Classic Acoustic Guitar is the real deal and a real steal. Crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, the mahogany Custom D guitar also has a tortois... Click To Read More About This Product

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This Martin Custom D Classic Acoustic Guitar is the real deal and a real steal. Crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, the mahogany Custom D guitar also has a tortoise binding, modified low-oval mahogany neck with a mortise-and-tenon joint and adjustable truss rod. Solid Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and inlaid single-ring rosette complete this Martin guitar. The mahogany body on the Custom D guitar is much lighter in weight than rosewood, koa, or maple and yields a surprisingly strong, loud sound with an emphasis on clear, bright, airy trebles. Quantities of this custom Martin acoustic guitar are limited.


Includes hardshell cade.

Features
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • D1 A-frame bracing pattern
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Modified low oval solid mahogany neck
  • Mortise-and-tenon neck joint
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Solid Indian rosewood bridge
  • Solid Indian rosewood head plate with raised gold foil decal
  • Small dot position markers
  • Inlaid single-ring rosette
  • Tortoise top binding
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • White Corian nut
  • Satin finish
  • 25-2/5" scale length
  • 16" fingerboard radius
  • 14 clear frets
  • 20 frets total
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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinCustom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 199 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (184)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (54)
  • Good feel (54)
  • Fun to play (50)
  • Stays in tune (49)
  • Consistent (39)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (39)
  • Jamming (34)
  • Small venues (25)
  • Recording (21)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (37), Novice (15), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a Wonderful Gift

My son Jesse bought the Martin D-15 Custom for me. It is made of solid mahogany sides and back and a solid spruce top. To look at it it is handsomely plain but...Read complete review

My son Jesse bought the Martin D-15 Custom for me. It is made of solid mahogany sides and back and a solid spruce top. To look at it it is handsomely plain but when you pick it up and play it there is nothing plain about it. The playability and tone are the best I have ever had the pleasure to experience in a guitar. It resonates pure distint tones from base to tenor that blend together with a beautiful fullness. I use to play an Alverez Yari classical guitar and now I only play my Martin. I paired it up with the Marquis Chestnut guitar strap. I find it hard to put it away in my Martin guitar case. I wish I could play it all day long. My Martin D-15 trio is by far the most wonderful gift I have ever had the honor of receiving. Thank you Jesse and the Martin Guitar Company.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I had expected!

Recently tried this product out at a local store and felt it was a good fit for the money. Ordered from my buddies @ MF and rec a really shabby looking unit the first...Read complete review

Recently tried this product out at a local store and felt it was a good fit for the money. Ordered from my buddies @ MF and rec a really shabby looking unit the first time. Called CS and they were great about sending out another Martin. It looks better overall, but I'm concerned not much effort was put into these guitars. I have a Seagull and it has far superior looks and much more solid body construction.
I'm planning on keeping it and hoping I'm just being too hard initially, but maybe u just get what u pay for. But I don't consider a guitar in this price range cheap. We shall see if the true Martin will come through and surprise me.

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4.0

Beautiful instrument...what I was hoping for.

By captain bill

from lewiston, Idaho

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • some subtle string buzz on lower three

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • personal playing
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

The guitar is beautiful.... feather weight... plays great... and has "that voice" that I have waited a long time for. Makes all my former acoustic guitars pale in comparison. I actually prefer the plain look of it to the high gloss and fancy appointed guitars. I wish they would offer this with good built in electronics, because I want to amplify it eventually. The guitar is actually a 5 star instrument, but it has some subtle string buzzz on the lower three strings. I will see if this can be easily remedied or not. I do not want to have to give up any of the nice action. It may turn out that I will have to send this one back.... I hope not..but it remains to be seen. The case feels like a tank... and is very attractive. I love the guitar, it is everything I had hoped and had been waiting for. As for the little buzz... we'll see.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Your last chance to get this centennial anniversary Martin!

By Tallguy

from Pacific Northwest

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I waited 52 years to own a guitar of this quality. WORTH THE WAIT !

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A lot tougher than it looks......

    By Guitar-hack

    from Kwajalein, RMI

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I bought this Martin 10 years ago for traveling/jamming so I didn't have to bring my real expensive guitars to outside venues. I've lived in the Arizona desert (no humidity) and on a small South Pacific island (high humidity) playing outside venues/parties and the guitar has held up. This guitar has been beat to death and held up/no cracks or warps.

      I replaced the bridge, bridge pins and nut with bone and these have helped with sustain. I vary string types for rhythm and lead plus detune/open tune several times during any one event. The guitar is a rock star. Plays fast, plays clean. I have a Seymour Duncan sound-hole pickup to plug into PA systems and all is good. This is probably the best guitar for the $$$ that I've purchased in 35 years of playing. Don't get me wrong, my high end Gibson/Taylor/Martin are unmatched in sound and quality but I don't take those out. For a everyday guitar, this is it.

      There were several of these Martins on the shelve at the store I was at. They do vary in sound/playability. Recommend that you try 'em out to find the right one before you purchase.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Took some seasoning but now very happy with it

      By G

      from Syracuse NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I was very dissapointed with the sound quality when I took it out of the box. It felt really good to me so I spent extra time playing it and comparing to my other guitar, but even after a month I was thinking about returning it. As the 45 day trail period was coming to an end I was still a little leery but decided to keep it. Now, after 2 1/2 months, it sounds great and the playability is excellent.I am very glad I bought it. I have been playing as a hobby for more than 50 years and enjoy playing the Martin Custom D so much I am playing more often and I'm improving more than I have in a many years. I guess the moral of the story is take the full 45 day trail period if you are undecided at the beginning.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        martin custom d classic update

        By BW

        from Kansas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          Just an update on my martin custom d. I have had a k&k pure mini pick up installed in it and it sounds really good. I cant say enough good things about the k&k pick up. It really sounds very natural. I think it is probably one of the best pick ups I have heard. I hope MF starts carrying them. I cant say enough good things about the Martin custom D either. There is a reason it has 175 reviews on it. Never sell this one.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is my 4th guitar all purchased from the Guitar Center.

          By None

          from Palos Hills Il.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Great employees!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              just plain fine

              By BW

              from Kansas

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                I just received this guitar a few days ago. As soon as I started playing the guitar I knew that this was a guitar that I would never sell. I own a few other pretty nice guitars. One of which cost 3 times as much as this guitar. I have a feeling my other guitars are going to start feeling neglected for a while. This guitar is the deal of the year my friends. If you are even thinking about a guitar in this price range I strongly suggest you check this one out. This is one sweet guitar.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very nice guitar...

                By Brando the intermediate

                from VA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  Just got mine last night played it about 3 hours. Nice full powerful sound you expect from martin. I own a performing artist (dcpa3) its a sitka top rosewood guitar, much more expensive and honestly sounds about even. I wanted another less expensive guitar to play out at jams and to take to church with me and thought I would like to try a mahogany out, found this one at what is really a steal! Considering the quality workmanship and the sound this guitar is a tremendous buy. It has great volume which I expect to open up more with some age and medium strings.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very pleased with guitar and carrying case. Very satisfied

                  By Mike

                  from Pittsfield Mass

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    Totally satisfied

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    good guitar

                    By leon

                    from Malvern Arkansas

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                      I bought this guitar for my 77 year old husband who has been playing for 60 years He loves this guitar. He said it really has a good sound and easy to play.

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