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Commemorate half a century of excellence from Martin Guitar's Chris Martin IV with the special 50th Anniversary D-50 limited-edition dreadnought acoustic guitar. This special guitar truly embodies CFM IV's legacy of making Martin an industry leader in crafting guitars. Its tonewood selection, appointed details and masterful construction pay tribute to his unwavering commitment to quality. With only 50 made worldwide, the D-50 lets you own a piece of Martin history.

With Guatemalan Rosewood Back and Sides for Rich, Complex Tones

The D-50's Guatemalan rosewood back and sides generate a robust, well-balanced sound brimming with nuance. Guatemalan rosewood produces complexity in the midrange, with additional sparkle and projection. Strumming rhythm parts come alive with warm, enveloping lows punctuated by crisp definition on the treble strings. Fingerstyle playing reveals the D-50's tonal depth, as bass notes ring out with sustain while melodic phrases bloom with harmonic color. The rosewood's natural beauty shines through the gloss finish.

With a Stunning Heavy Bearclaw Spruce Top for Volume and Articulation

Spruce is the ideal acoustic guitar top wood, revered for its strength, lightness and balanced tone. The D-50 takes it a step further with a premium bearclaw spruce top. Visually striking, the wavy grain pattern also impacts the sound. The bearclaw spruce radiates volume and sensitivity, injecting each strum and fingerpick with nuance. Notes ring out with pristine articulation across the tonal spectrum. Paired with the rosewood back and sides, the bearclaw spruce top generates a clear, open and resonant acoustic voice.

With Intricate Abalone and Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Celebrating the Anniversary

Along with its hand-selected tonewoods, the D-50 incorporates intricate abalone and mother-of-pearl inlay to commemorate CFM IV's 50 years with Martin Guitar. The fingerboard and headstock showcase beautiful abalone inlay. The mother-of-pearl rosette, fingerboard inlays and soundhole accents provide an elegant visual flourish. Each D-50 displays a signed, serial numbered label indicating its limited production. With only 50 guitars built globally, the D-50 is a true collectible acoustic.

With Forward-Shifted X-Bracing for Powerful Projection

The D-50 utilizes forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing, optimized for volume and articulation. By moving the braces slightly toward the soundhole, the design reduces damping for more freely vibrating top. The scalloped shape further removes mass, allowing the spruce to resonate without restraint. Together with the tapered dovetail neck joint, the D-50 produces impressive projection. Your playing gains the power to cut through a mix while retaining the nuance of an all-mahogany acoustic.

Martin CFMIV 50th Anniversary D-50 Limited-Edition Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural
Martin CFMIV 50th Anniversary D-50 Limited-Edition Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural
Martin CFMIV 50th Anniversary D-50 Limited-Edition Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural

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  • Modified V neck profile for comfort and playability
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge for crisp articulation
  • Gold open-gear tuners provide smooth, accurate tuning
  • Hand-signed and numbered label by Chris Martin IV

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  • Top wood: Bearclaw spruce
  • Back Material: Guatemalan rosewood
  • Side Material: Guatemalan rosewood
  • Neck shape: Vintage deluxe
  • Neck material: Mahogany
  • Neck taper: High performance taper
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Material: Ebony
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Abalone with mother of pearl
  • Width at nut: 1-3/4”
  • Bridge type: Modern belly- drop in saddle
  • Bridge material: Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Gold open gear 
  • Case: Molded hardshell

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