Old Black
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Don Musser Parlor
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Hagstrom I
Martin 5-18
Martin D-18
Martin D-28
Martin D-45
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National Studio 66
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Taylor 855
Martin D45


Next to Old Black, Neil's Martin D-45 is likely his most iconic instrument. Familiar to many from his hits Heart Of Gold and Old Man from the Harvest album, this dreadnought-sized guitar is central to Neil's characteristic acoustic guitar sound. The guitar has been used at nearly every one of Neil's concert performances since being obtained in 1969

The D-45 is the top of line of Martin dreadnought acoustic guitar, similar to the D-28 except with deluxe abalone inlay details on the guitar top and hexagonal inlays on the fingerboard. Reportedly each of the members of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young received new D-45s from Stephen Stills in 1969 in celebration of their August run of shows at the Greek Theatre. This group of guitars was among a very small number of D-45's to be made with highly regarded Brazilian rosewood. They were produced in the short window after Martin returned the D-45 into production in 1968 but before they switched to East Indian rosewood due to an embargo on Brazilian rosewood logs in mid-1969.

In a 2011 article in Fretboard Journal, Larry Cragg shares that the braces of this guitar were scalloped in early 1974. Prior to the modification, Neil complained of the guitar sounding as if it was "stuffed full of socks".