Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged

$6,729.00
Financing with Affirm

Description

We're just as impressed with the Martin D-18 Authentic Aged model as we were with the recent D-28 of similar configuration. Noticeably lighter, noticeably more resonant and open-sounding -- it's a no-brainer if you're in the market for the best D-18 currently coming out of Nazareth, PA. The ultra-thin finish has bee artfully distressed to mimic years of play; and we love the fact that it doesn't come off as garish or extreme in any way. Smooth playability, and a wonderful soft-V neck carve that's exactly as a '39 replica should be. Did we mention the sound? It bears repeating: this is a fantastic sounding guitar, with the fat, dry punch that would easily fool an onlooker into thinking they were hearing a bona fide prewar D-18. With deluxe hard case from Martin!

Please note: video sample shows a previously sold example of this model.

Specs

  • CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
  • BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
  • TOP MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • TOP DETAIL: Aged
  • ROSETTE: Multi-Stripe
  • BRACING PATTERN: Authentic 1939 Rearward Shifted "X" Brace
  • BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
  • BRACE MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • BRACE SIZE: 5/16"
  • BACK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
  • BACK DETAIL: Aged
  • BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Madagascar Rosewood
  • SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
  • SIDE DETAIL: Aged
  • ENDPIECE: Faux Tortoise
  • ENDPIECE INLAY: N/A
  • BINDING: Faux Tortoise
  • TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
  • SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: N/A
  • BACK INLAY MATERIAL: N/A
  • NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
  • NECK SHAPE: Authentic 1939
  • NECK TAPER: Standard Taper
  • PLEK: No
  • NUT MATERIAL: Bone
  • HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with 1939 Taper
  • HEADPLATE MATERIAL: Madagascar Rosewood
  • HEADPLATE DETAIL: N/A
  • HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Golden Era Overlay
  • HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: N/A
  • HEELCAP: Ebony
  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony
  • SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
  • NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
  • NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-11/16''
  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/8''
  • FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Abalone
  • FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Old Style 18
  • FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: N/A
  • SIDE DOTS: Grained Ivoroid
  • BACK & SIDE FINISH: Vintage Gloss - Aged
  • BACK AND SIDE COLOR: Dark Mahogany
  • FINISH TOP: Vintage Gloss - Aged
  • TOP COLOR: Modified Vintage Toner
  • FINISH NECK: Vintage Gloss - Aged
  • NECK COLOR: Dark Mahogany
  • BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony
  • BRIDGE STYLE: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged
  • BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2-1/8"
  • SADDLE: Bone
  • SADDLE RADIUS: 16''
  • TUNING MACHINES: Nickel Open Gear - Aged
  • RECOMMENDED STRINGS: MSP4200
  • KNOB: Butterbean
  • BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Black Plastic - Aged
  • BRIDGE PIN DOTS: N/A
  • PICKGUARD: Faux Tortoise - Aged
  • PICKGAURD INLAY: N/A
  • CASE: Martin 545V Harptone

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