FOR 31 YEARS WE ARE FLORIDA'S OLDEST VINTAGE GUITAR SHOP! 2005 Martin D-45 "Mike Longworth" Commemorative Edition # 63 of 91 ever made! This is #63 of the 91 examples in the edition.
This example is completely original, nothing has been changed but the strings, handsome D-45 from a decade ago, made to commemorate the man who brought this iconic model back from dead in the late 1960s for C. Martin, a time when nobody else could have done it. Of course Mike Longworth also wrote the first history of the Martin company.
Mike Longworth was a Renaissance man in the truest sense of the word. During his nearly 30 years at Martin, he helped resurrect the legendary D-45, designed the popular D-41, assisted in the return of the herringbone trim with the HD-28 and wrote the first reference book on Martin guitars!A revered member of the C. Family, he retired in 1995. This is Martin Guitars stunning tribute to his many contributions Martin presented the D-45 Mike Longworth Commemorative Edition. As expected she has some huge volume & fabulous tone & was enjoyed by its 1st owner. Its got some play time, a few doinks & a chip here & there, no repairsno touchup, still overall shes Excellent & comes complete w/some cool case candy in its original hard case. There were only 91 of these made w/this long list of options. Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret TOP: Solid Adirondack Spruce ROSETTE: Style 45 TOP BRACING PATTERN: D-OMLE Forward Shifted TOP BRACES: Solid Adirondack Spruce/ Scalloped 5/16 Golden Era BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood with Sitka Golden Era Braces BACK PURFLING: Style 45 Golden Era SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood ENDPIECE: Grained Ivoroid Style 45 Mitered ENDPIECE INLAY BINDING: Grained Ivoroid TOP INLAY STYLE: Abalone Pearl with Black/Maple/Black Fiber Inlays SIDE INLAY: Abalone Pearl with Black/Maple/Black Fiber Inlays BACK INLAY: Abalone Pearl with Black/Maple/Black Fiber Inlays NECK MATERIAL: Solid Genuine Mahogany NECK SHAPE: Modified V NUT MATERIAL: Fossilized Ivory HEADSTOCK: Solid/Long Diamond/Tapered HEADPLATE: Solid East Indian Rosewood /CFM Logo in M. HEELCAP: Grained Ivoroid FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony SCALE LENGTH: 25.4 NUMBER OF FRETS CLEAR: 14 NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20 FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Golden Era Style-45 Snowflakes FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss/ Dark Filler FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss/ Vintage Toner FINISH NECK: Polished Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/Dark Filler BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony BRIDGE STYLE: 1930s Style Belly Long Saddle SADDLE: Long Saddle/Fossil Ivory TUNING MACHINES: Waverly Gold w/ Butterbean Knobs BRIDGE & END PINS: Fossil Ivory w/ Black Pearl Dots PICKGUARD: Tortoise Color (D45 Style) CASE: 545 Geib Style. At The Guitar Broker we stock over 200 of the best vintage & collectible guitars in the USA as well as some very unusual classic & modern sports & muscle cars. The item "2005 Martin D-45 Mike Longworth Commemorative Edition # 63 of 91 ever made" is in sale since Tuesday, September 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "raretoyzz" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.