Yes, it's a used Martin D-18 Authentic 1939, but we're not sure what the difference is between this and a new one. More attractively priced but no more wear (we think!) than when it was originally sold. These 18 Authentics are some of the best sounding dread's coming out of Nazareth in a long time. Noticeably lighter, noticeably more resonant and open-sounding -- it's a no-brainer if you're in the market for a great D-18. The ultra-thin finish has been 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.