A phenomenal price for a solid-rosewood 15-Series guitar!
While the simple appointments, understated satin finish, and modest price of this Martin Custom D Rosewood Dreadnought Left-Handed are reminiscent of the 15 Series guitars of the 1940s, this model trades vintage all-mahogany construction for a select solid Sitka spruce top and the ringing punch and sustain of solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. The solid mahogany neck is also satin finished for fast, comfortable play.
The very first dreadnought guitars were designed and crafted by C. F. Martin & Co. in 1916, but marketed in Boston and New York exclusively under the Oliver Ditson brand. Originally made for Hawaiian slide playing style, the very first dreadnought made was a Model 222 shipped to Ditson in August of 1916. After Ditson went out of business in the early 1930s, Martin introduced the D-1 and D-2 dreadnoughts for standard playing style that would soon become Martin’s iconic D-18 and D-28 models. Over the past 100 years, the Martin dreadnought has helped define what an acoustic guitar can and should be, and subsequently, it has become one of the most popular acoustic guitar designs in the world.
- Mortise-and-tenon neck joint
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Solid East Indian rosewood body and sides
- Tortoise top binding
- Modified low oval solid mahogany neck
- Solid Indian rosewood head plate with raised gold foil decal
- Adjustable truss rod
- Indian rosewood fingerboard with 16" radius
- Inlaid single-ring rosette
- Small dot position markers
Exceptional tone and playability at a down-to-earth price! Order your the Custom D now!