Martin gave the highest model in their Standard Series a number of careful tweaks in 2018, giving it the same top bracing, finish, tuners, and pickguard previously reserved for the now-discontinued Vintage Series (D-45V). The result is a worthy modern-day flagship of the Martin Dreadnought line, a model that has been cradled by a widely diverse number of celebrity guitar players from Gene Autry to Jimi Hendrix. Although it's the pearl bordering and highly figured abalone hexagons on the neck that first catch your attention, the wood itself is equally impressive. Being a D-45, Martin uses most even-grained clear spruce and the most perfectly matched East Indian rosewood, plus this example got a nicely figured one-piece mahogany neck as well.

stock no. 58371

ModelD-45
TopSitka Spruce
Back and sidesEast Indian Rosewood
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length25.4"
Bridge spacing2 5/32"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialGenuine Mahogany
Weight4.66 lbs.
BracingForward-Shifted X-Brace, Scalloped scalloped spruce, 5/16"
InlayStyle 45 Hexagon Abalone
Neck profileModified Low Oval, High-Performance Taper
RosetteAbalone with Multi-Stripe
Total frets20
TunersGold Open Gear Butterbean
FinishGloss
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No2354452
BindingAntique White, Abalone with Multi-Stripe