Get that famous Martin sound for under $1,000 with this insane Guitar Center deal

Get that famous Martin sound for under $1,000 with this insane Guitar Center deal
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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.

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.

This deal could indicate a sign of things to come in the Guitar Center Black Friday sale. Keep your eyes on Guitar World for all the best Black Friday guitar deals this month.


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.

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).