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This Custom Shop D Dreadnought gives a nod to the rich heritage of its base model, the Martin Dreadnought. Originating in the early 20th century, the dreadnought shape was an innovation, designed to produce a bolder, more resonant sound. Fast forward to the present, and the Custom Shop takes that historic design, infusing it with modern sophistication.
The Sitka Spruce top provides a solid foundation, ensuring a balanced tone that is articulate and responsive. Paired with the Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood back and sides, the body of this guitar resonates with a unique blend of warmth and clarity. Combined with forward-shifted, Sitka spruce X bracing, the structural integrity is sound, while the top is allowed to vibrate freely, translating into a sound that's distinctively Martin, but also one of a kind.
Dressed to impress, the Custom Shop D Dreadnought sports a highly flamed Koa binding that serves as a frame, accentuating the guitar's contours with a touch of elegance. The rosette, styled in the iconic black maple fiber of Style 45, adds a subtle yet captivating detail. The neck, crafted from genuine mahogany, offers a comfortable Modified Low Oval profile with a High-Performance taper for comfort. This thoughtful design ensures easy playability and a Black Ebony fingerboard, adorned with a new Offset 4Pt Snowflake inlay design, provides a smooth surface for fretting.
Tuning is a breeze with Grover Nickel StaTite 18:1 Vintage Button machines, allowing tuning precision and showing off vintage-inspired charm. The bone nut, flat and unassuming, adds to the guitar's resonance while the bridge, a modern belly style crafted from black ebony, complements the overall aesthetic while enhancing sustain.
The finish of this Custom Shop is a triple threat: a glossy body meets a satin neck, with a polished headplate tying everything together with a final nod to the guitar's uncompromising craftsmanship.
- Sitka Spruce Top for Balanced Articulation
- Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood Back/Sides for Resonance
- Forward-Shifted X Brace Supports Structure and Adds Resonance
- Highly Flamed Koa Binding
- Modified Low Oval Neck Profile for Comfortable Play
- Grover Nickel StaTite Vintage Button Machines
- Genuine Mahogany Neck with Ebony Fingerboard
- Gloss Body, Satin Neck, and Polished Headplate
|Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood
|Offset 4Pt Snowflake
|Custom ''D'' Dreadnought Body, No Cutaway
|20 Frets, 0.023 Pocketed
|Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper
|Grover Nickel StaTite 18:1 Vintage Button
|Sitka Spruce X Brace - Forward Shifted
|Modern Belly, Black Ebony
|Gloss Body w/ Satin Neck and Polished Headplate
|Highly Flamed Koa
|Style 45 Black Maple Fiber
|Faux Tortoise, Pattern 20B
|Style 45 (Mosaic)
|Solid, Polished Wild Grain East Indian Rosewood20