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Martin Special 45 Style Englemann Bearclaw Spruce Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$9,877.99
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The Martin Custom Shop Special 45 adds a new level of luxury to the already decked-out dreadnought. The top is made from hand-selected, premium Engelmann Bearclaw spruce. Primarily found in old growth trees, it gets its name from the cross-grain patterns that almost appear to be bear scratches. Martin utilizes forward-shifted X-bracing for the top,...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$9,877.99
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Overview

The Martin Custom Shop Special 45 adds a new level of luxury to the already decked-out dreadnought. The top is made from hand-selected, premium Engelmann Bearclaw spruce. Primarily found in old growth trees, it gets its name from the cross-grain patterns that almost appear to be bear scratches. Martin utilizes forward-shifted X-bracing for the top, which moves the center of the "X" closer to the soundhole. Developed in the 1930s, this pattern allows the top to vibrate greater for increased projection and a deeper low end.

This heirloom-quality instrument features East Indian rosewood on the sides and two-piece back. The satin-finished mahogany neck has a comfortable, modified low-oval-profile with a high performance taper. Abalone hexagon inlays line the black ebony fingerboard.

Antique white binding dresses up the Special 45, which is also outfitted with a black ebony bridge, bone nut and saddle, abalone headstock logo and gold Grover open-gear tuners with vintage buttons. It comes with a molded hardshell case.

Features

  • Englemann Bearclaw spruce top, East Indian rosewood sides and 2-piece back

  • Mahogany neck with black ebony fingerboard, black ebony bridge, abalone hexagon inlays
  • Grover gold open-gear tuners with vintage buttons
  • Gloss varnish body, satin varnish neck
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Top wood: Figured Spruce
  • Back & sides: Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Forward X pattern
  • Body finish: Gloss
Neck
  • Neck shape: Custom Oval
  • Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: Black ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Bone Bone
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Not applicable
  • EQ/Tuner: Not applicable
  • Special features: Tonewoods Special headstock logo
Other
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style Open-gear
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Country of origin: United States
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