10 October 2008
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A GUITAR, STYLE D-45 KOA, NAZARETH, PA., 2005
The headstock inlaid C.F. Martin, labeled C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833 Prototype 3 of 3 The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, also stamped on the neck block D-45 KOA 1046816, length of back 20 1/16 in (510 mm) with case (2)
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The D-45 Koa is no longer in production. This instrument is a prototype and made with highly flamed Koa wood for the back and sides. The top is Sitka spruce with Martin's standard X scalloped bracing.
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