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.
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!
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
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
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.
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,