This pre-owned Martin Custom Shop 1937 D-18 Authentic was part of our 2021 run that pre-empted the re-release of the "official" D-18 Authentic 1937. In short? The two guitars are identical, but the one you're seeing here has an adjustable truss rod in place of the standard T-bar. This guitar is an excellent sounding example of the model; and if you're interested in the dry, rumbly, throttle of a D-18 Authentic but aren't comfortable owning a guitar without an adjustable rod -- here's your guitar. Its overall condition is very clean: it's been kept in a case, and properly humidified, in a smoke-free home, and retains its original factory setup (including full height saddle). It plays beautifully now, but there's plenty of leeway for the new owner to set the guitar up to his or her liking, whether medium or light strings are favored. Priced with its original hard case.
Please note: used instruments are, well, used. We pride ourselves on thoroughly vetting, and carefully photographing, each pre-owned instrument we sell, but many of them carry subtle signs of handling that can escape even the most discerning eye. If you have questions about the condition of this instrument, we invite you to call us for an in-hand description. We're here to help!
- Model: Custom Shop 1937 D-18 Authentic
- Serial Number: 2497691
- Materials: Mahogany back & sides, Adirondack Spruce top with VTS, Ebony fingerboard & bridge
- Finish: Vintage Gloss
- Neck Shape: Authentic 1937, Standard taper
- Hardware: Waverly Tuners
- Measurements: 25.4" Scale, 1 3/4” bone nut, 2 5/16" String spacing
- Case: Martin 5-ply Hardshell