1904 Martin 1-45 Reproduction

This guitar is nearly an exact replica of the original guitar manufactured by Martin in 1904. This was the first year that Martin introduced the higly ornamented style 45.

The original guitar was decked out with Ivory for the binding and bridge. I used ivoroid binding and a solid piece of giraffe bone for the bridge. I had the priviledge of playing, measuring, and photographing the original guitar. I fell in love with it and decided I needed to make one for myself! 

Below is a photo of me holding the original guitar:

Gary Demos holding Martin Copy