EC: I remember buying this one because of the ivory bridge.
LD: I had never seen one with an ivory bridge before. It's a lovely guitar. It's been in the studio quite a few times. ..I think Fairweather may have tinkled with it, but he wanted to put heavier strings on it and I didn't fancy it..
CW: So would it be on any recordings or just picked up?
LD: Maybe used for inspiration... sometimes when the boys are recording you might get Eric and Andy [Fairweather Low] or Doyle [Bramhall] or whichever combination, come up with an idea and grab the nearest guitar and sit and create something. It's a wonderful process, so it would have been used for that purpose.
MF: Was it ever at home or anything?
EC :...It was actually.
The style 45 was the most expensive guitar Martin produced. Profusely inlayed with mother-of-pearl, Martin would reserve the finest grades of rosewood, spruce and mahogany in their construction. In 1915 only two O-45s were produced. At the time they would have sold for $75.