Martin 2003 D-45GE 1937 Shaded Top Brazilian Rosewood Limited Edition Near mint - Very rare - From 2001 to 2003 Martin made a limited amount of the Golden Era series guitars consisting of both Dreadnought and OM instruments with both natural tops and shaded tops in a run of 167 Brazilian guitars in the 45 style. The D-45 GE shaded top being the fewest made as we are told of around 10. This is a very rare model and is spectacular in both appearance and sound. Fat articulate low end, "punchy" midrange, clean and clear high end but to put in perspective, it sounds "ancient". Adirondack Spruce top, Adirondack scalloped forward shifted braces, Brazilian Rosewood back & sides with linen reinforcing strips, Ivoroid binding, beautiful highly colored Abalone around top, back and neck as well as the neck extension, Abalone rosette, old style 45 back strip, modified V-shape neck, 1 3/4'' nut width, 2 5/16'' string spacing, bound Ebony fingerboard with "Golden Era" 45 style Snowflake inlays and Tortoise side dots, bound square headstock, Fossil Ivory thru saddle, nut and bridge pins with Abalone inserts and end pin, Tortoise grain pickguard and Waverly gold "Butterbean" tuners. This is a rare find and a treasure to own and the sound is "Golden Era" all the way. Priced with OHC.
Product ID: s298
Bourgeois Aged Tone Vintage D Custom Cocobolo New - Spectacular Cocobolo back & sides, Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce top, AT "Adirondack "Banjo Killer" braces, Hide glue construction, 1 3/4'' nut width, 2 5/16'' string spacing, Ebony fingerboard with diamond inlay, Waverly "Butterbean" tuners, Ebony bridge, "zipper" backstripe and Aged Tone finish. Smooth and powerful with articulate tone and separation. No harsh edges, just pure old vibe sound. The Cocobolo closely resembles old BRW as the projection reflects decades old delivery. Extremely nice in all regards and will "light up" your senses. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 970
Collings D2HGMR Custom Madagascar Rosewood New - German Spruce top, beautiful figured Madagascar Rosewood back & sides, Adirondack braces, no tongue brace, 1 3/4'' nut width and thru saddle. A very robust open balanced tone with tremendous power. Exciting response along with clean delivery and sustain as well as a "played-in" overall sound. Warm and delicate or "Raw" and dominating as you control the degree of attack you choose. An outstanding looking and playing instrument. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 980