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Martin, C.F.: D18

(Item ID: D18    Serial#: 2093968)

Martin, C.F. D18 Dreadnought with Mahogany and Spruce

The Martin D-18 guitar is universally recognized as an American classic. What has made it iconic is its uncommon natural tonal balance, and its honest, direct and faithful voice. And, even though the this model has had structural changes over the years, the combination of its solid mahogany back and sides with a solid spruce top is a time tested mating that has proven tonally effective over and over again. Today, some players often prefer D-18s more from one era than another, and in Martin's current catalog, different iterations of the D-18 are now offered which are designed to represent past flavors of this model. Perhaps, this trend influenced Martin in 2012 to once again tweak the recipe of the contemporary D-18 by combining elements of past models with some modern features.

This Standard Series D-18 features a forward-shifted X-brace with scalloped top braces, an ebony fingerboard with Old Style 18 inlays, an ebony 1930s style Belly bridge, a Sitka spruce top with aging toner, a Delmar tortoise pickguard with tortoise colored binding, heelcap, and endpiece, open-geared tuning machines with butterbean knobs, and a modified low oval profile neck with a 1.75" nut and Performing Artist taper. This fast playing satin finished neck was introduced with the Performing Artist series of Martin guitars, and because of its popularity, it is now featured on other Martin models as well. With the enhancements to its appearance and the tweaks to maximize its sound and playability, this incarnation of the venerable D-18 may be Martin's best to date.

This guitar includes a deluxe molded archtop hardshell case.

List Price: $3099.00
Our Price: $2459.00

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