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The Martin D-45 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar brings coveted vintage tone to today's players. Martin's flagship dreadnought, the D-45 is crafted using premium materials and time-honored techniques, now with innovative updates for effortless playability. The solid spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides are paired with scalloped "X" bracing, producing a punchy low end, shimmering highs and rich overtones reminiscent of 1930s Martins. The modified low-oval neck has a slimmer taper and 1-3/4" nut for comfortable fretting. Whether recording or performing, the D-45 Standard dreadnought delivers iconic tone with modern precision.

Scalloped "X" Bracing Provides Golden Era Sound

At the heart of the D-45 Standard's vintage tone is forward-shifted scalloped "X" bracing, found on Martins from 1931 to 1939. This bracing pattern gives dreadnoughts like the D-18, D-28 and original D-45 a warm, balanced tone with articulate bass and crisp treble. Highly prized by musicians and collectors, scalloped "X"-braced Martins are renowned for their clear, punchy sound. The D-45 Standard brings this coveted tonewood combination and bracing pattern together, recreating the iconic sound of 1930s dreadnoughts.

Premium Solid Tonewoods Age Gracefully

As with any premium Martin, the D-45 Standard's solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides improve with age and playing time. The spruce top opens up, producing richer overtones and enhanced resonance and the rosewood gains warmth and depth. Martin's dovetail neck joint, where the neck meets the body, provides strength and stability as the tonewoods age. Every strum and chord played on the D-45 Standard helps the instrument reach its full tonal potential.

Antique Appointments and Aged Toner Finish

To complement its vintage-inspired tone, the D-45 Standard dreadnought features antique appointments like butterbean gold tuners, 45-style pearl inlay and an aged toner finish. The aged toner finish gives the guitar a worn-in, prewar look while allowing the tonewoods to breathe and resonate freely. Ebony accents, like the fingerboard and bridge, provide crisp note articulation. With premium tonewoods, scalloped bracing and antique visuals, the D-45 Standard delivers coveted prewar style and sound.

Martin D-45 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Aged Toner
Martin D-45 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Aged Toner
Martin D-45 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Aged Toner

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • Wide string spacing
  • 45-style pearl inlay
  • Hexagon fingerboard inlays
  • Hand-fit dovetail neck joint
  • Antique white binding
  • Aging toner

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  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid spruce
  • Back and sides: East Indian rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: 5/6" forward-shifted, scalloped X bracing
  • Body finish: All-gloss nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Modern low oval/Performance Artist taper
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Solidmahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Headstock overlay: East Indian rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Gold open-gear tuning machines
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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