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Used Martin D-45S Authentic 1936 Guitar

Used Martin D-45S Authentic 1936 Guitar

$ 45,000.00

D-45s Authentic 1936 (2012 build)

In the words of Martin Guitar Co:

Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institution. The D-45S Authentic 1936 is based on a large body D-45 located in our museum, and features Brazilian rosewood back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, period-correct "45" Authentic style appointments, and includes gold tuners with hand-engraved butterbean knobs. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the top and braces.

The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

  • Brazilian Rosewood back & sides
  • Adirondack Spruce with VTS (Torrified top)
  • Dovetail neck joint - Hide Glue construction
  • Abalone rosette and top trim
  • Abalone fretboard perimeter
  • Abalone side purflings
  • Solid headstock with 1936 taper & diamond volute
  • Brazilian rosewood headstock faceplate wtih grained ivoroid bindings
  • Abalone 1936 authentic C. F. Martin logo
  • Abalone headstock purfling
  • Body size is larger than the normal Martin D
  • Genuine Mahogany neck with Authentic 1936 shape
  • Grained Ivoroid endpiece with Abalone inlay
  • Ebony fretboard with 1936 Authentic Style snowflakes
  • Grained ivoroid fretboard binding & heelcap
  • Faux tortoise side dots & pickguard
  • Authentic Ebony belly bridge with glue in long bone saddle
  • Faux ivory bridge pins with abalone dots
  • Bone nut
  • Gold plated, engraved butterbean open gear tuning machines
  • SN 1649863
  • From the original owner in near to mint condition
  • Only 8 of these have been built with the torrified top.
  • This edition is based upon a very rare instrument loaned to the Martin Guitar museum by Sten Juhl. We will post the original shop order with the pictures of our guitar. Cool stuff!
  • Condition: Used, near mint
  • Frets to body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16"