The 1938 Martin D-45, consider one of the most collectible guitars in the world, was produced by C. F. Martin & Company from 1933 to 1942 and made from Brazilian Rosewood. The first D-45 was based on a modified D-28 with special ornamentation for Gene Autry. Although several D-45's were custom made between 1933 and 1937, the guitar wasn't catalogued until 1938. As a result of World War II, the D-45 was discontinued in 1942. Only 91 D-45 guitars were produced during this time frame.
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Martin D-45. It was designed for Gene Autry, the first of the "singing cowboys."