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Martin D-45 Modern Deluxe

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Martin D-45 Modern Deluxe

All of our Martin D45 Modern Deluxe guitars are brand new, factory-fresh, come with a Martin hardshell case and Martin Lifetime Warranty.

The D-45 Modern Deluxe is the flagship of the entire Modern Deluxe Series, combining timeless Martin mystique with modern Martin engineering to create this most magnificent Martin guitar. Only the very best of the highest grade tonewoods are reserved for this luxury model. The exotic East Indian rosewood is the finest in the world. The solid Spruce top has incredibly straight and even grain awash with elaborate cross grain silking.

Only the most colorful and ornate abalone shell is used to adorn this exquisite musical instrument, along every edge of the top, sides, back, and neck joint, as well as the flawless ebony fretboard. The elaborate fret markers of a pre-1938 D-45 are here bordered with a delicate edging of pure mother-of-pearl.

The headstock features a deluxe version of the torch inlay that appeared on the rarest of rare Martins, the 1930 OM-45 Deluxe, only it too has every edge embellished with the delicate mother-of-pearl tracery. Flamed maple is imported from Europe to create the blonde wooden binding that frames the top, back, sides, neck, and headstock. In a word, spectacular! It is a masterpiece of luthiery on the outside, and on the inside is found the latest innovations in world-class tone production.

The top has been torrefied with Martin’s exclusive Vintage Tone System, a modern improvement over the torrefaction technique used to enhance the soundboards of classical violins in the age of Antonio Stradivari. It crystalizes the cellular interiors of the spruce, duplicating decades of seasoning, so a brand-new D-45 Modern Deluxe sounds like its 80 years old if it’s a day.

The Adirondack spruce used for the top bracing is also VTS-treated, and scalloped in the Golden Era style to maximize responsiveness. Natural protein glues are used to attach the bracing, to maximize the energy transference going on between the braces and the top.

The futuristic Liquidmetal bridge pins and composite carbon fiber bridge plate, with its VTS Adirondack spruce core, increase volume and sustain by reducing any dampening that would have occurred on normal guitars, as all that kinetic energy is injected from the strings through the brigeplate into the bracing, which disseminate it throughout the guitar. And all that extra abalone trim means spruce and rosewood was carved out of the top, back, and sides, making them all the more flexible at the edges, greatly enriching the sound waves produced by those vibrating wooden diaphragms, for a breathtaking, naturally reverberating resonance heard only from Style 45 Martins – and here enhanced all the more by the latest technology.

Inside the Genuine mahogany neck with its innovative Vintage Deluxe profile, is a two-way adjustable titanium alloy rod. Stronger, yet lighter than normal rods, it allows more energy to vibrate through the neck to stoke the sound chamber with even more power. The solid ebony fretboard with its High Performance taper is as thin as on a prewar Martin, for the same reason. And the frets are made from EVO Gold wire, infused with copper for less fret wear and more luster.

Every single thing about the Martin D45 Modern Deluxe is an improvement over the top-of-the-line D-45 of the Standard Series, which sets the standard for professional acoustic guitars the world over. It is a rarefied piece, in an elite class all to its own.

As you can imagine, we will not be seeing many of these awesome and exceptional Martin guitars. Contact us as soon as possible if you wish to acquire one for your collection.

Maury's Music thoroughly inspects every guitar before it ships (learn more).  We can even set it up to your specs upon request!  Simply choose between "Factory Setup" or "Custom Setup" when placing your order.  Click here for more details.

Please note:  Adding a strap button to this model will disqualify it from our return policy and therefore it cannot be returned after these uprades are added. Upgrade prices below include installation; these fees are non-refundable. Also, we cannot ship Walrus Ivory products to California, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington or Washington D.C. due to legislation in those states.

This Martin Guitar can only be shipped to a US address. Please contact Martin for a retailer in your country.


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CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Scalloped, Forward Shifted "X" Bracing
BACK/SIDE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood
NECK SHAPE: Vintage Deluxe w/ High Performace Taper
SADDLE: 16" Radius/Compensated Bone
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MA550T Authentic Acoustic
BRIDGE & END PINS: Liquid Metal with Abalone Dot
CASE: 12C545 Martin 545 Geib hardshell

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