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, December 15, 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.