Martin D-45E Retro - Natural
Martin D-45E Retro
The flagship of the Retro Series, this is the most ornate instrument we offer in that series, featuring hand inlaid pearl and premium tonewoods.
The D-45E Retro is a flawless reissue of the most elegantly appointed dreadnought Martin offers. This guitar features a back and sides made of solid East Indian rosewood topped with premium solid Sitka spruce for the full sound you'd expect from a well-aged D-45. Ratcheting the bar even higher, the D-45E Retro features a lusciously playable modified low oval profile/Performing Artist taper neck topped with an ebony fingerboard with abalone and pearl snowflake inlays. And the onboard Fishman electronics offer the same tonal qualities when plugged in. Acoustic guitars don't get any better than the D-45E Retro.
The sound of the D-45E Retro is due in large part to the guitar's exquisite solid Sitka spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides. Yet the internal braces play a large part in the overall sound as well. To make sure these Retro series guitars sound just like their vintage brethren, Martin resorted to the same forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing used in their vintage counterparts. Rounding out the vintage vibe is the lack of a cutaway, despite these guitars all being equipped with Fishman pickup systems for awesome onstage sound.
Model: D-45E Retro
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Top Detail: N/A
Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Material: East Indian Rosewood
Back Detail: N/A
Back Purfling/Strip: Style 45
Side Material: East Indian Rosewood
Side Detail: N/A
Endpiece Inlay: None
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Side Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Back Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Detail: N/A
Headplate Logo Style: Block Inlay
Headplate Binding Material: Ivoroid with Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Style 45 Snowflake
Fingerboard Binding Material: Grained Ivoroid
Side Dots: Black
Back and Side Finish: Gloss
Back and Sides Color: N/A
Finish Top: Gloss
Top Color: Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Gloss
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/16''
Saddle: Compensated White Tusq
Saddle Radius: 16"
Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear
Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
Bridge Pin Dots: Abalone
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Pickguard Inlay: N/A
Case: Ply Hardshell
- String Type: Steel
- Number of Strings: 6
- Body Shape: Dreadnought 14-Fret
- Body Style: No Cutaway
- Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
- Color: Natura
- Finish: Polished Gloss (aging toner applied to top) Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
- Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Solid East Indian Rosewood
- Body Bracing: X Scalloped, Forward Shifted
- Binding: Grained Ivoroid (body, fingerboard)
- Neck Wood: Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
- Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: Style 45 Snowflakes - Select Abalone Pearl
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 4''
- Tuning Machines: Gold Open-Geared w/ Butterbean knobs
- Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
- Nut/Saddle Material: Bone/White Tusq
- Nut Width: 75"
- Electronics: Fishman Aura VT Enhance
- Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge
- Case Included: Hardshell Case
- Body Length: 20"
- Body Width: 62"
- Body Depth: 87"
- Overall Length: 5"