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Martin Custom Shop D-41 Inspired Cocobolo Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, Sitka Spruce Top


Martin Custom Shop D-41 Inspired Cocobolo Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, Sitka Spruce Top



We're proud to bring you this beautiful D-41-inspired custom Dreadnought that we worked on with our friends at the Martin Guitars Custom Shop! Among an overall incredible presentation and array of high-end specifications, the star of the show are the cocobolo back and sides.

Since Brazilian rosewood became extremely rare, endangered, and very expensive, many agree that cocobolo is the next best thing. It has a lot of similar tonal properties - warm, while still having a bright top end - and the figuring is absolutely stunning. We love the redness in the wood and how the headstock matches the back of the guitar beautiful.

With the cocobolo back and sides serving as the tonal foundation, the tried-and-true Sitka spruce top, mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard build on it to create something truly special. The guitar sings out like a choir of angels. The dreadnought body shape gives it a big bottom end, while the cocobolo provides the perfect amount of treble and hi-mids. It isn't too piercing, but definitely stands out - whether in a singer-songwriter situation or if you're playing with a band. The slight natural mid-scoop is perfect for not getting in the way of vocals, while the punchy bass response will stay defined and articulate. The beautiful, bell-like top end of the guitar is truly a standout. It's present in all the ways you'd want it to be, and has the voice that Brazilian rosewood is so revered for. The combination of warmth, brightness, and articulation all dwell within this full-bodied dreadnought. The neck has a luxuriously silky satin finish, while the body is glossed to really make the beautiful figuring in the woods pop.

For the players here at the shop, the greatest "Custom Shop" instruments combine the tone and playability that a certain model is known for with appointments such as the ones on this one that make it a true one-of-a-kind instrument and heirloom piece. As expected from the Custom Shop of arguably the most renowned and storied acoustic guitar builder in American guitar history, the playability, tonality and build quality are all top-notch.


This Custom Shop guitar had all of the woods and specifications selected by the dealer.

You have an image in your head. Maybe it’s more like a dream. It’s the perfect guitar, and you know how it should look, sound, and feel. Now what? Give it to the Martin Custom Shop. Our specialty is building the guitars you’ve designed in your mind. Our band of luthiers, craftspeople, and artisans in Nazareth, Pa., have the expertise and experience to create everything from the subtle to the spectacular. We’ve made guitars for music’s most influential players, for dealers looking for something special, and for collectors who want a unique Martin. Bring us your dream, and we’ll build it.

Martin guitars and strings are known for more than their unrivaled quality, craftsmanship, and tone. They are backed by our unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing practices.



  • Model: Custom Shop Dreadnought D-41
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Top Color: Aging Toner
  • Back and Sides: Cocobolo
  • Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
  • Rosette: Style 45 Boltaron
  • Bracing Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Bridge Style: Modern Belly
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Top and Back Body Binding: Antique White


  • Construction: Dovetail Joint
  • Fretboard: Black Ebony
  • Neck: 12/4 Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Fretboard Radius: 16"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • String Spacing: 2 5/32"
  • Inlays: Style 42 Snowflake
  • Frets: 14 clear of body
  • Neck Heelcap: Antique White
  • Headstock Veneer: Cocobolo
  • Headstock Finish: Polished
  • Headstock Taper: Square
  • Headstock Inlay: CFM Block Golden Era
  • Tuners: Grover Nickel V97-18NA StaTite 18:1 Vintage Button


  • Case: Molded Hardshell
  • Serial #: 2683605
  • Weight: 4.8 lbs


Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Martin Guitars. This Custom Shop Dreadnought is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.