I bought this last year from the original owner, but have found the wider neck too much of a challenge, so have gone back to my D18. Beautiful guitar, has a few small dings from before I bought it, but it doesn't look bad in real light, the zoom photos tend to make them look much worse than they are. One of only around 600 made in the years 2007 to 2012 and sure to become collectible, with appointments like pyramid bridge, ebony heel cap, old style machines, back centre stripe, herringbone rosette etc. I've included the factory spec underneath.

This Martin D21 Special Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar that comes with a hardcase. The wider nut and string spacing makes this guitar perfect for musicians that enjoy finger-picking. Has just the right amount of low end for bass without being too overbearing. It is a very well-balanced guitar with great resonance that would make an excellent addition for anyone.   

Manufacturer's Description:

Solid materials and craftsmanship dressed down to simple elegance.

Historically, Martin's 21 styling has represented the simplest appointment level with rosewood back and sides and a spruce top. Introduced in 2007, Martin's OM-21 Special closely replicates this plain but beautiful style by blending rosewood bindings, a herringbone rosette, a nitrate tortoise pickguard and an ebony fingerboard and pyramid bridge. The D-21 Special Guitar shares identical appointments with the OM-21 Special, but in a dreadnought format. The resulting instrument offers Martin's legacy tone with classic style.


Model: D-21 Special
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: 3 Ring - Fine Herringbone
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling: Fine Herringbone
Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Endpiece: Solid Black Ebony
Endpiece Inlay: Maple
Binding: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/Maple Fibre
Side Inlay: None
Back Inlay: Maple
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Large Old Style
Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
# Of Frets Clear: 14
# Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 21- Select Abalone Squares - One At 5th, Two At 7th, One At 9th Fret
Fingerboard Binding: None
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss With Vintage Toner ; Sunburst Available At Additional Cost.
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Pyramid With Drop-In Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel Open-Geared With Oval Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Medium Phosphor Bronze (Msp4200)
Bridge & End Pins: Solid Black Ebony With Grained Ivoroid Dots
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Colour - Bevelled & Polished
Case: 545e
Interior Label: None

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Listed3 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
  • D21 Special Lt Ed.
  • Vintage Toned Gloss
  • 2008
Made In
  • United States
  • None
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String

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