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The Martin D-45 is the flagship, a finely crafted masterpiece featuring premium tonewoods and hand-inlaid pearl appointments in an elegant package that represents the top-of-the-line model among Martin's production dreadnoughts. The D-45 was originally produced in 1933 at the request of singing cowboy Gene Autry, who wanted “the biggest, fanciest Martin” he could get, like his idol, “The Singing Brakeman” Jimmie Rodgers, who played an ornate, custom-ordered 000-45 model dubbed The Blue Yodel. At that time, Martin had recently begun selling the larger, more powerful dreadnought models under their own name, and this became the basis for Autry’s ornately decorated signature axe. Martin first developed the dreadnought model, named in honor of the formidable WWI-era class of battleships due to its louder, more powerful design, in partnership with the Oliver Ditson music publishing company in 1916. After that company folded, Martin introduced the dreadnought, or D-model line, under their own name in 1931, and with a few refinements, this has become the standard design for the majority of steel-string acoustic guitars sold today. Because the high-end model was out of the reach of most players during the Depression years, these rare, pre-war D-45s are today among the most expensive vintage guitars on the market. Characterized by a loud, clear, well-balanced tone, the typical dreadnought features a back and sides made of mahogany or other tonewood, a solid spruce top with Martin’s legendary scalloped X-bracing for superior tonal response, mahogany neck with 14 frets clear of the body (although the earliest models had 12-fret-clear necks) and 25 1/2” scale length. The different numbers in the D-series denote the level of trim or ornamentation, with the lower numbered models generally being the least decorated, and the higher numbers sporting more intricate inlays and binding. The D-18, for instance, is elegantly simple in appearance, with a little single-layer binding on the top, a soundhole rosette, and dot markers on the fretboard. The D-45, on the other hand, boasts over 900 pieces of abalone pearl inlaid around the soundhole, top, back, sides and fretboard extension, elegantly inlaid headstock and fretboard markers, and other choice appointments, depending on the specific model. The result is a stunning instrument that sounds incredible and looks even better, the cream of the crop of Martin’s legendary guitar-making expertise. The Martin D-45 has been the acoustic guitar of choice for legendary performers ever since Gene Autry got “Back In The Saddle Again,” from other country stars like Hank Williams, Sr. and Travis Tritt to rock icons Stephen Stills, David Crosby and Neil Young. Today, the D-45 is available in several configurations, including standard, vintage and Retro versions, as well as a spare-no-expense period-correct 1942 reissue, which features materials and building methods faithful to the classic pre-war models, right down to the hot hide glue used in its construction. Whether you’re left-handed or right-handed, an old pro or a young player who demands only the best, the Martin D-45 will suit you well. It is a legend among legends  

B&B Guitars, Belgium  

Contact name:
Geoffrey Berck
Brands:
Paul Reed Smith - Gibson - Fender - Collings - Martin - Santa Cruz - Castellucia - Matchless - Van Weelden
Languages:
EN-FR-NED
Specialties:
High-end guitars (Acoustic -Electrics)
Opening hours:
monday - saturday 10AM - 10PM (appointment only)

About B&B Guitars
B&B Guitars is a specialist in high-end guitars, be it acoustic or electric guitars.
Located just north of Antwerp we have a world-wide customer base looking for a unique instrument. Our instruments range from actual vintage guitars, over custom shop instruments to on-off pieces. B&B Guitars has something for every taste, with as only prerequisite that they are high quality instruments.

We are specialized in these brands: Gibson - Fender - Paul Reed Smith - Collings - Martin - J.B. Castelluccia - Matchless -  T-rex - Fulltone - Boss - Santa Cruz - Rozawood ect.

We are willing to trade-in your guitar and are open to your proposals. Our focus is on long-term relationships with our customers and most of our customers have bought or traded-in several instruments over time.

 

 

 


We ship within the European Union, rest of the world by request.
Freight costs on request.
We accept Payment only in advance by bankwire, Paypal by request.

We trade-in and swap your instrument with pleasure, but please do keep in mind that at the end of the ride we also still need to earn something to keep our business profitable. We are open to proposals and focus on a long term relationship. Most of our clients have purchased or traded-in one or multiple instruments in the past.


We sell on consignment
We can sell your instrument for you. We have an extensive network of musicians and collectors and this all over the world. Increase your chance for success on selling your instrument through us by 300%. The reason for this is that buyers usually do not trust private sellers because of the large number of scammers who roam the internet these days.

Your consignment sale will start with a number of studio-photo recordings of your instrument after which it will be advertised on our site. We also places ads on eBay, marktplaats, 2de hands.be, 2de hands.nl, le bon coin etc. ..
We advise you on an achievable selling price and always try to sell your instrument within a period of six months.

The cost of a consignment sale amounts € 250. If sold through eBay, you must consider 6% additional commission (these are costs charged by eBay).

Once the item has been sold, we charge 20% on the final sales price.

For more information, call us at + 32 3 651 23 45.

 

 
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