1993 Martin D-1 with LR Baggs Pickup, Hard Case and original docs.
This Martin D-1 is in great condition, and has a professionally installed LR Baggs VTC pickup. Only minor scratches, see pics. Electronics work perfectly, as does everything about this fine guitar. Comes with Original Documents, Hard Case, LR Baggs manual, and tools.
Serial number: 528900
Production year: June 1993
Factory: Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA
The D-1 first appeared on the scene in 1993. This D-1 is from that same year.
If you arent familiar with the D-1 from Martin, please have a read:
Martin introduced the 1 Series in 1993. Priced well below what you would expect to pay for legendary Martin hand-craftsmanship and tone, the “1 Series” guitars represented value as well as innovative design. While retaining traditional Martin size and appointments, all key structural components were redesigned. These innovations included a new patented neck-to-body joint for added support, a stress-free neck, a special cantilevered “A-frame” top bracing pattern, beveled front and rear blocks for enhanced tone and sustain, and an angled bridge hole pattern with string ramps to improve strength, tone, and intonation.
The Unique A-frame braces tie directly into a laminated alder neck block, adding support to the soundhole area. The neck incorporates a buttress extension designed specially to support the fingerboard. The idea is to have more wood beneath where the fingerboard joins the top. Possibly to give better sustain and fewer dead spots above the 12th fret and add clarity to upper-register notes.
– Most studio players don’t record fingerstyle parts with a dreadnought. The D-1 guitar is perhaps the only Martin D size you could do it with and still sound convincing. Maybe the top bracing, thinner finish or combination of woods is responsible; whatever does it, the D-1 works.
The D-1 looks like it’s made totally from mahogany wood and finished with a paper-thin coat of lacquer sealer. In fact, Martin says the D-1 uses “a special cross link finish… extremely thin, to optimize tone.”
Frets: The typical dreadnought features apply – 20 frets on an 251/2″ scale, 14 frets clear of the body, etc. The fretwork is nice, with somewhat larger frets than the typical Martin.
Tuners: are chrome-plated affairs that look suspiciously like Schallers without really saying so.
If you’re looking for a new, American-made acoustic with real tone and magic, snap up this D-1.