Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany Review (2018)

Martin Guitars: A model which is not advertised on the website is Martin’s Custom D Classic. However, you also won’t find these Martin Guitars in a company’s store. It is only offered online through certain retailers such as There are not many embellishments, but it is made of solid woods.


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Martin Guitars – Custom D Classic Mahogany Review


The Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany is a strictly acoustic dreadnought sized guitar. With A-frame bracing design Martin Guitars have a solid Sitka spruce top. For the back and sides, Solid mahogany is the usage. This makes it a light guitar. A guitar is of 25-2/5” scale length. With a mortise and tenon neck joint, mahogany neckline joins to the body. Indian rosewood fingerboard is to top the guitar which has a 16” radius. Out of the total of 20 frets, 14 of them have clear access. The white Corian nut has a width of 1-11/16”.

The adaptable truss rod is reachable through the soundhole. For the bridge and headplate, Indian rosewood is the usage. Over the elevated gold foil decal, headstock has the Martin name. A single ring inlay rosette embellishes the top of the guitar. It has a nice satin finish.

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For the top’s binding as well as the pickguard, Faux tortoise is the usage. The tortoise binding is certainly eye-catching. and is the most obvious aesthetic highlight of the Martin Guitars. With trivial dot position markers, the neckline has a low oval shape profile. The dot markers are at the 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 15th, and 17th frets. To keep the guitar in tune, they have used Chrome plated die-cast tuners.

At this price tag there a very few trappings on this guitar. This significant guitar is only sold at online retailers such as Surprisingly, Martin’s website has not shown this model on their website. The Custom D Classic Mahogany uses synthetics for the nut and saddle which has a spruce top as well as the tortoise binding. The case is default with the price tag of the guitar.

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Certainly, as a user, you will not get disappointed. The reasons being the quality of the materials and build of this acoustic guitar. As per your expectation, the sound is superb quality. Martin Guitars are the complete and rich sounding guitars. This has the true spirit of a Martin and a sound which will get even well as it ages. The solid spruce, as well as solid mahogany, join to strike an excellent balance between warm and bright. Further, it gives enormous projection with prodigious precision. A nifty tone lets this Martin provide for pretty much any elegance of playing.


There is no condescending the lineage of the gadget. Guitar has many of the signs Martin qualities in its voice. It has a smooth presence with sufficient brightness to retain any mushiness at the cove. The neckline is enjoyable and very much playable. The action is stumpy and it stays in tune. As expected at the price tag these are all positives. The Custom D Classic Mahogany doesn’t drive much better in any sort. At a lower price, it is really a great acoustic guitar.


  • Solid mahogany makes for a lightweight guitar with warm tones.
  • Tortoiseshell binding is very eye-catching.
  • Fast and playable neck.


  • Only available from online stores.
  • Not a lot of guitar for the money.


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