There is not a single guitar manufacturer around today that has as rich of a history as Martin. They were established in 1833 and have been a family owned business ever since. They are responsible for some of the most important innovations in guitar building – from creating the first Dreadnaught size guitar, to their use of scalloped braces, to the 14 fret neck.
The D-41 was first introduced in 1969, right before the Brazilian Rosewood embargo. Only a few were made with this type rosewood and they are highly collectable and incredibly valuable.
The D-41 was designed as a “more affordable” version of the “blinged out” D-45, although only minor cosmetic changes were made. You might recognize those hexagonal inlays and abalone binding as higher end Martin features. The D-41 simply lacked a pearl fingerboard binding and a first fret inlay – so not much sacrifice there for a better price point.
We currently have two gorgeous brand new D-41 dreadnaughts in stock, in Sunburst and Natural. They feature a solid Sitka spruce top with solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. Classic abalone inlays top the ebony fretboard and an abalone binding and rosette also add to their beauty. They have scalloped X braces for a big, dynamic sound.