Chris Martin on the D-45

Chris Martin (CF Martin IV) just posted a video about the return of the model D-45 to the Martin catalog, in the form of the D-45 Authentic 1942.

It’s quite a story, which includes an admission that when Martin decided to make an authentic replica of a classic D-45, they realized that they didn’t have one in their museum collection, and had to purchase one in the vintage market.

Gary Lambert of Martin’s R&D department also speaks about the efforts the company took to reproduce this special guitar. Great stuff.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • Only one word describes this: wow! $285,000 for the 1942 D-45 is wow! If you look at the Martin website, $59,999 for the authentic new model is also wow! I think I’d be afraid to play it.
    Mark Byrum