It would be fair to say Martin make some of the most expensive acoustic guitars around – and with good reason. Established all the way back in 1883, the company has an unrivalled legacy for creating beautiful instruments that have graced many a legendary performance and recording.
With that in mind, when a Martin guitar is available at a reduced price, it’s worth taking a closer look.
Much like the D-15M, this limited edition Custom D Classic Dreadnought is made with solid mahogany back and sides, which provides a woody depth, but it also has a solid sitka spruce top for crispy clarity and punch. The combination of tonewoods make for a lightweight yet highly responsive and dynamic full-bodied acoustic that delicately balances its rich warm low end against some truly exquisite sparkling highs.
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Along with its tortoise binding, mortise-and-tenon joint and adjustable truss rod, the guitar also comes with a hardshell case. This epic acoustic guitar is currently on sale for less than the regular D-15M - though ultimately more versatile and equal across the tonal spectrum thanks to its sitka spruce top upgrade - making this limited run deal certainly worthy of consideration.
Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany: was $1,199, now $999.99
Though you could easily spend four times as much on a Martin acoustic, here’s a budget option that looks, feels and sounds close to their most classic instruments.