D-50 CFM IV 50th Anniversary Guitar


D-50 CFM IV 50th Anniversary Guitar
CHF 50'000.00

Special occasions ask for special guitars. That’s why Martin releases Limited Editions of guitars with special features such as rare tonewoods, unique design and construction features or impressive artwork. No matter if you’re a collector or just want to play a really extraordinary guitar, this is the series to look for.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Chris Martin IV becoming the driving force behind Martin Guitars. For 35 years he was CEO and is now executive Chairman. For all this time he kept the company deeply rooted in its tradition, never forgetting, that said tradition includes innovation. Introducing such sustainable materials as HPL and Richlite and new shapes, such as the revolutionary SC-shape, Chris made sure that Martin Guitars doesn’t just keep up with the times but stay right ahead, while maintaining the unsurpassed level of quality the company stands for.
To honor this milestone, his namesake company proudly presents a limited-edition guitar that embodies his unwavering commitment to crafting the finest acoustic guitars in the world. The D-50 CFM IV 50th Anniversary features Guatemalan rosewood back and sides, a stunning heavy bearclaw spruce top, European flamed maple binding and intricate abalone and mother of pearl inlay throughout.
Each of these beautiful anniversary instruments also proudly displays a signed, numbered label commemorating Chris’ 50 years of service. This guitar is a true collector’s item, with only 50 available worldwide.
Regardless of whether you are a serious collector or just love a really, really excellent guitar – get one of these while you can. Ah, it’s probably too late now.

Top Color
European Flamed Maple
Top Inlay Material
Abalone Herringbone with Multi-Stripe
Top Detail
Black Acrylic
Pickguard Inlay
D50 Style Inlay
Abalone Herringbone with Multi-Stripe
Bridge Style
Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing
2 5/32"
Bridge Material
Bridge Pin Material
Liquid Metal
Bridge Pin Dots
Blue Topaz
Compensated Bone
Saddle Radius
Brace Material
Adirondack Spruce
Brace Size
Back Purfling/Strip
D50 Style Inlay
Heelcap Endpiece
Endpiece Inlay
Boxed Abalone Multi-Stripe
Back & Sides Color
Back Detail
D50 Style Inlay
Back Inlay Material
Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Side Detail
D50 Style Inlay
Side Inlay Material
Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Neck Material
Finish Neck
Neck Color
Dark Mahogany
Number of Frets Total
Neck Joins Body at Side Dots
14th Fret
Fingerboard Material
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret
2 1/8"
Fingerboard Inlay Style
D50 Style Inlay
Fingerboard Inlay Material
Abalone with Mother of Pearl
Fingerboard Binding Material
European Flamed Maple
Headstock Shape
Solid with Square Taper, Diamond & Square Corner
Headplate Material
Headplate Logo Style
CFM Script Inlay
Headplate Binding Material
European Flamed Maple
Tuning Machines
Gold Open Gear
Engraved Butterbean
Nut Material
Molded hard shell
Case item no.
Embossed signed by CFMIV, num.
Left Handed Availability



  • Body SizeD-14 Fret
  • Construction:Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Bracing PatternForward Shifted X Brace
  • Brace ShapeScalloped
  • Top MaterialBearclaw Spruce
  • Back MaterialGuatemalan Rosewood
  • Side MaterialGuatemalan Rosewood
  • Recommended StringsTitanium Core Light MTCN160
  • Finish TopGloss
  • Back & Side FinishGloss
  • Scale length25.4"
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut:1 3/4"
  • Neck ShapeVintage Deluxe
  • Neck TaperHigh Performance Taper
  • ElectronicsNo
  • Electronics OptionsNone