Martin Custom Shop D-45 Short Scale Custom Burst 3-Piece Back Rosewood with Mahogany Wedge Pre-Owned


This one of a kind Martin was a build for a customer in 2008.  He was wanting the sound of a D-35 with some custom appointments of a D-45 and a Shaded Burst Top.  The Mahogany Center Wedge on the back was another special touch just to customize the guitar a little further.  The guitar also has a Fishman Ellipse Aura Pickup.


Top: Premium Sitka Spruce

Top Grade: 8

Top Braces: Sitka/Scalloped 5/16″

Pattern: DOMLE #3A

Top Binding: 6/32″ Grained Ivoroid

Top Inlay: .049″ B/W/B  .066″ Poly/ .049″

Top Pearl: Style 42- .064″ Select Pearl

Rosette: Style 45

Pearl Inlay: .064″ Select Abalone – 5 Piece

Pickguard: 03 Tortoise, Pattern 2B (45 Style)

Back: Solid East Indian Rosewood w/ Mahogany Wedge

Back Panels: 3 Pc.

Purfling: Style 45 Golden Era w/ D18 Inlay on Each Side

Center Strip/ Loc. Stamp: Sitka Spruce Standard (C.F. Martin & Co. Nazareth, PA Made in USA Between 1st &2nd Brace)

Back Binding: 6/32″ Grained Ivoroid

Back Inlay:.049″ B/W/B Boltaron/.05″ Poly/.0325″ B/W Boltaron

Back Pearl: Style 45- Select Pearl

Sides: Solid East Indian Rosewood

Side Inlay: .49″ B/W/B;.50″ Poly:.325″ B/W Boltaron

Side Pearl: Style 45- Select Pearl

Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid / Mitered / 45 Style

Endpiece Inlay: .049″ B/W/B / .050″ Poly / .049″ B/W/B

Endpiece Pearl: Style 45- Select Pearl

Block: Solid Genuine Mahogany

Rear: D Mahogany

Front: D 14 Fret Adjustable Mahogany

Line 1: C.F. Martin Logo

Line 2: Custom

Line 3: Serial #

Neck: Genuine Mahogany- 12/4

Neck Shape: Low Profile

Headstock: Solid/6 String Diamond/ Square Taper

Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable 356mm

Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid w/ .0325″ B/W Inlay

Nut: Bone

On Angle/ Flat: Flat

Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood

Headplate Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Headplate Inlay: B/W Boltaron

Headplate Pearl: C.F. Martin Block- Select

Tuning Machines: Gotoh Gold w/ Large Knobs (Drill Y Step)

Fingerboard: Black Ebony

Radius: 16″

Scale Length: 24.84″ (24.9″)

Width at Nut: Unbound 1 1/2″, Bound 1 11/16″

Width at 12th Fret: Unbound 1 15/16″, Bound 2 1/8″

Fret Wire: G300

Frets Clear: 14

Total Frets: 20

Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid/ Mitered

Fingerboard Inlay: .0325″ B/W

Pearl Inlay: Style 45 Hexagon (Select)

Side Dots: Black Boltaron

Side Dot Position: One at 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, Two at 12th, One at 15th &17th Frets

Finish Type: Full Gloss

Finish Body: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Dark Filler

Finish Top: Custom Sunburst for Larry Williams (Customer that ordered the guitar)

Finish Neck: Non-Catalyzed Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler

Bridge: Black Ebony

Style: Standard Belly

Pearl Inlay: Solid Hex

String Spacing: 2 1/8″

Saddle: 16″ Radius/ Compensated/Bone

Electronics: Fishman Ellipse Aura

Stap Button: Gold

Bridge Pins: White w/ Select Pearl Dots

End Pin: End Pin Jack w/Gold Cap