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mylo - Posted - 09/24/2008:  23:56:46


These things are awesome! I just bought a rosewood Custom D it sounds phenomenal! I have a buddy that bought a mahogany Custom D , and It is a cannon as well!

Mylo
Camden TN
1*


Edited by - mylo on 11/16/2008 01:19:31

brokenstrang - Posted - 09/28/2008:  03:21:08


An unbeatable deal for an all solid wood entry level Martin. Couldnt be more pleased with my Spruce/Mahogany Custom D.

Yooper59 - Posted - 10/05/2008:  08:15:03


Which model is this? What are the features and what is stamped on the neck block? What kind of price? I think Martin has been doing a number of lower priced custom's lately.

mylo - Posted - 10/10/2008:  02:28:53


quote:
Originally posted by Yooper59

Which model is this? What are the features and what is stamped on the neck block? What kind of price? I think Martin has been doing a number of lower priced custom's lately.



Custom D is all I can tell you about the model. They are available with spruce/mahogany and spruce/rosewood. They are $899. for mahog. and $999. for rosewood. All solid wood, satin finish. hope this helps.

Mylo
Camden TN
1*

mylo - Posted - 11/16/2008:  01:23:56


Just an update, My custom D has been played quite a bit and has opened up a lot. It sounds great and is getting better by the day. If you can live without the gloss and the bling, I think this is the best deal going!

Mylo
Camden TN
1*

Fstpicker - Posted - 12/05/2008:  15:34:10


Many of these "Custom" models were made for, and are available from, Guitar Center. They are either based on the 15 or 16 series models as far as bracing & neck joint is concerned.

Jeff

mylo - Posted - 12/13/2008:  21:44:21


I5, 16 , series, These things are awesome! The tone from the "Custom"D is great! Something you just have to play and hear for yourself.
Mylo
Camden TN
1*


Edited by - mylo on 12/14/2008 17:27:09

Tango_grass - Posted - 12/29/2008:  15:31:59


I'd like to make a shout out for the "Vintage" series. Those guitars, including the D-18V, and HD-28 V are great guitars,with very good prices for the quality, playability, and tone.

Chris,

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Guitarplr1975 - Posted - 01/01/2009:  09:01:31


I was told that the Custom D guitars are when Martin has a defect in the guitar like the finish or the top might have a blimish. I think is is also something that Martin had to fix after the guitar exited the factory.

I might be wrong, but thats what I think.

Larry Jackson "Bunky"
SouthernStarBluegrass
Florida

1951 CF Martin D-28
1970 CF Martin D-28
2008 CF Martin D-18GE

pastorharry - Posted - 01/06/2009:  01:24:22


No blem, defect ,or 2nd's leave the Martin factory, EVER. The guitars in question are a cross between the old D1 and the 15 series , solid woods and satin finish. They are stamped "Custom" on the neck block and are sold through musicians friend. No doubt they sound great! Hope this helps,
musiciansfriend.com/navigation...01+707725

Aloha, PH
Isaiah 38:20


Edited by - pastorharry on 01/06/2009 01:34:20

Guitarplr1975 - Posted - 01/06/2009:  05:21:03


Thanks for clearing that up.....

Larry Jackson "Bunky"
SouthernStarBluegrass
Florida
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1951 CF Martin D-28
1970 CF Martin D-28
2008 CF Martin D-18GE

billy345 - Posted - 02/11/2009:  12:36:53


I had a custom Mahogany D a while back. bass is ok but the HIGHS! a great jamming lead guitar for the money. You have to play one to believe it!!

Billy H.

Paul0169 - Posted - 02/13/2009:  17:46:03


I have owned the Custom D for about a year. The mahogany body is all solid and the spruce top is 2 piece bookmatched. This has been my main guitar for the last 12-14 months. I use it in the jams and I also use it to record. It is one of the loudest clearest lowend guitars you will ever hear.I actually like it so much I searched the world over and found a used Rosewood model. It's as amazing as the mahogany. For under a grand you get all solid wood construction from the USA with that amazing Martin tone and smell. If you cant afford the d-18 or d-28 you've been lusting for these 2 models will definately get you close.

bsorr - Posted - 03/04/2009:  10:51:56


These are nice guitars. I have the D-15 sitka / hog version. Was and is my only Martin. It's as light as a feather and has that dry woody Martin sound. Purhcased mine in 2006 from Musicians Friend. If any one is interested I would be willing to part with it. Send me a PM and I can provide details.
Regards,


~ Brad~

pipefitter61 - Posted - 03/09/2009:  18:01:20


I have an MMV Custom rosewood. (Guitar Center's Martin offering) And I can tell you it is ANYTHING BUT entry level! Mine is a 2006 model, and I would stack it up against any 28 out there.

B.J. - Posted - 11/27/2009:  15:37:58


Am considering one. Have my MF catalog and keep staring at it!

Played a D16-GT at GC last weekend...about passed out...best ever.

Bought a DX1RGT last month...and it is exc., but I want a solid wood Martin.

No bling, just TONE (and of course a low budget...sorry to say...)

Not a very good player, either...but gas gets the best of us...I can buy one more guitar in this lifetime...



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