Some of you may have read "The Making of Clapton's Guitar" about the work of Wayne Henderson, who was Gruhn's guitar tech for a while and has been inside as many golden era Martins as anyone alive. He's been building a very small number of guitars that are supposed to equal or exceed the quality of a pre-War Martin, but it's REALLY hard to find one to play or to compare. First off, the book suggests that Wayne builds these gems for peanuts. I think his friends have encouraged him to change his ways, a mahogany Henderson is probably a $10k guitar, and the Rosewood one I saw at Carter's was about $20k. It was very pretty, definitely more exciting inlay that a D-45. How did it play? Very well, thanks! The neck was thinner than I expected, definitely not as full bodied as most 40s Martins. The fretwork was great, and the action was really good. I have a pretty heavy pick hand and despite the decent action, I wasn't getting any buzzing unless I hit really had. The voice of the guitar was unexpected. The bass was deep, but the treble didn't sound exactly like my memories of a Martin. It seemed a bit thinner. What was weird was that, as I played the guitar, it seemed to be opening up in real time (it was brand new, just in the shop) so I have no idea what the guitar would sound like in a year. The book suggests that they start out great and end up sublime when they've been played for a while. Anyway, I was glad to have the chance to play it, I probably won't spend $20k on a new Henderson (or a used one for that matter, they're priced about the same) but I can see the attraction for someone who makes their living with 6 strings!