Martin Custom Shop 2023 NAMM Exclusive D-45 Dreadnaught with Pommele Sapele - Natural with Aging Toner | Palen Music Acoustic Guitar $14,762.72 Martin

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Martin Custom Shop 2023 NAMM Exclusive D-45 Dreadnaught with Pommele Sapele - Natural with Aging Toner

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Martin Custom Shop 2023 NAMM Exclusive D-45 Dreadnaught with Pommele Sapele - Natural with Aging Toner

Discover the epitome of craftsmanship and musical excellence with this Martin Custom D-45 Dreadnought. With wood hand picked by Palen Music and then meticulously handcrafted to perfection by the Martin Custom Shop, this one-of-a-kind instrument is a testament to Martin's legacy of creating exceptional guitars that resonate with timeless beauty and unparalleled sound. 

Exquisite Design and Construction

Crafted in the revered "D" Dreadnought body shape and inspired by the iconic D-45 style, this guitar boasts a breathtaking combination of aesthetics and functionality. The solid Sitka Spruce top, handpicked by Palen Music, ensures a harmonically rich and balanced tone. Complemented by Sitka Spruce bracing, the top resonates with incredible clarity and projection.

Rare Elegance and Unique Tonewood

Elevating this masterpiece to unprecedented heights, the back and sides feature the exquisite Quilted Pommele Sapele, specially chosen by Palen Music for its exceptional figure and tonal attributes. The natural beauty of the Pommele Sapele is further accentuated by the Antique White binding, creating a stunning visual contrast that demands attention.

Intricate Detailing 

The attention to detail is showcased in every aspect of the design. The Style 45 Black Maple Fiber rosette encircles the soundhole, exuding an air of sophistication. The fingerboard is adorned with the timeless Style 45 Snowflake inlay, adding a touch of elegance to the Black Ebony surface. The top features a mesmerizing Perimeter with Fingerboard Profile pearl inlay, a true mark of distinction.

Unmatched Playability and Performance

Designed for both the discerning musician and the avid performer, the Martin D-45 Dreadnought features a 12/4 Genuine Mahogany neck with a Modified Low Oval profile and High Performance Taper, ensuring effortless playability across the fretboard. The Waverly Gold 4060-G W16 tuning machines with Butterbean buttons provide impeccable tuning stability.

Resonant Acoustics with Aging Toner

The soulful tones of this guitar are enhanced by the Aging Toner on the top, giving it a vintage allure while allowing the natural wood characteristics to shine through. The Modern Belly bridge style optimizes string vibration transfer, ensuring every note is rich, clear, and resonant.

Uncompromising Finish

Meticulously hand-finished to perfection, the Martin D-45 boasts a Gloss Body with Gloss Neck finish package. The glossy sheen not only adds a touch of luxury but also protects the wood and preserves the instrument's stunning appearance for generations to come.

The Ultimate Expression of Artistry

Each Martin Custom Shop 2023 NAMM Exclusive D-45 Dreadnought is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a harmonious fusion of unparalleled craftsmanship, tonal excellence, and visual allure. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a dedicated enthusiast, this instrument promises an extraordinary musical journey that will leave an indelible mark on your soul. 

Elevate your music to new heights with a guitar that stands as a testament to innovation, tradition, and sonic brilliance.

Why Buy A Guitar From Palen Music Center?

Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.


  • Unrivaled Craftsmanship: Immerse yourself in the world of unparalleled guitar craftsmanship with the Martin Custom Shop 2023 NAMM Exclusive D-45 Dreadnought, meticulously designed in the revered "D" Dreadnought body shape.
  • Exquisite Tonewoods: Elevate your sound with a carefully selected Sitka Spruce top and a stunning Quilted Pommele Sapele back and sides, chosen for their harmonious blend of tonal richness and visual elegance.
  • Intricate Detailing: Experience the artistic intricacy of a Style 45 Black Maple Fiber rosette, Style 45 Snowflake fingerboard inlay, and a top adorned with Perimeter and Fingerboard Profile pearl inlay, showcasing an unparalleled level of attention to detail.
  • Sonic Brilliance: Delight in a vintage-inspired Aging Toner that enhances the natural resonance of the Sitka Spruce top, while the Modern Belly bridge style optimizes string vibration transfer, delivering soulful, clear, and resonant tones.
  • Uncompromising Elegance: Enjoy the harmonious fusion of form and function with a Gloss Body and Gloss Neck finish package, providing not only a luxurious aesthetic but also ensuring lasting protection and an instrument that's destined to be a treasured heirloom.


  • InstrumentCustom "D" Dreadnought Body
  • Body Shape"D" Dreadnought Body
  • Inspired byD-45 Style
  • CutawayNo
  • Number of Strings6
  • OrientationRight Handed
  • Neck JointDovetail
  • Appointment LevelStandard
  • AdhesiveModern Adhesive
  • Top MaterialSitka Spruce (Pre Selected by Palen Music)
  • Bracing Material, TopSitka Spruce
  • Back and Side MaterialQuilted Pommele Sapele (Pre Selected by Palen Music)
  • Binding MaterialAntique White
  • Top PearlPerimeter with Fingerboard Profile
  • Rosette StyleStyle 45 Black Maple Fiber
  • Bridge StyleModern Belly 
  • Neck Material12/4 Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck ProfileModified Low Oval
  • Neck TaperHigh Performance Taper
  • Tuning MachinesWaverly Gold 4060-G W16 w/ BB Btn
  • Fingerboard MaterialBlack Ebony
  • Fingerboard InlayStyle 45 Snowflake (Long)
  • Finish TypeStandard
  • Finish PackageGloss Body with Gloss Neck
  • Top ColorAging Toner
  • ElectronicsNone
  • Fret Clear14 Frets Clear of Body 
  • Scale Length25.4"

The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.

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