Montuoro Draughtsman 118


TME is happy to host the newest "Bench Copy" from luthier Frankie Montuoro! This Draughtsman 118 is a very faithful recreation of the finest golden-era mahogany dreadnoughts made by C.F. Martin (in this particular case, the subject guitar dates to 1935). Every element of the guitar is handmade (and hand-aged) by Montuoro in an effort to leave no minute detail overlooked. It's exactly the same weight as the subject guitar, and its neck feels and responds exactly like you hope it would, with a loose, broken-in feel. The sound is big, warm and wide-open, with the kid of volume and power that can only be rivaled by the real thing. There's an artistry to Montuoro's "Bench Copy" line that will appeal most directly to Martin devotees (notice the beautiful pickguard, bridge and freshly manufactured Grover-style tuning machines); and if what you're interested in is the most intricately crafted guitar that harkens back to the sound, look and feel of something produced in the mid-1930's it's hard to imagine anything else quite this exciting. We've priced this guitar with a Collings vintage-style hard case.

Retail price $8500.00

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Red Spruce top
  • Ebony bridge & fingerboard
  • Mahogany neck
  • Forward-shifted, scalloped bracing (Sitka Spruce)
  • Aged, dyed bone nut & saddle
  • Brazilian Rosewood headstock veneer
  • Newly machined Grover-style tuning machines (6:1 ratio)
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • 25.4" SL
  • 2 5/16" string spacing

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at This offer applies to all merchandise shipped within the 48 continental US States.* If you wish to expedite your shipment or your order doesn't qualify, we provide competitive rates. Once you enter your shipping info, you'll be given a selection of services from UPS, FedEx and USPS.

Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

Approval Period, Taxes, Duties: Most instruments ship with a 48-hour approval** period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities.

The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Priority Mail, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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