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Martin Golden Era 1934 D-18GE Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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Superlative punch and huge volume!

Classic dreadnought body with slightly stiffer solid Adirondack spruce (red spruce) top, permit scalloped 5/16" Golden Era bracing shifted closer to the soundhole for free vibration and huge volume. Solid genuine mahogany back and sides give it punch and clarity, assisting the powerful mids and highs. Mahogany blocks with a dovetail neck joint. V-shaped neck for long-playing comfort features a fossil ivory nut and solid ebony fingerboard. Looks are enhanced by Old Style 18 abalone fretboard inlays, Waverly nickel tuners with butterbean knobs, polished gloss finish, Brazilian rosewood headplate with large Golden Era-style logo, and black binding. Includes case.

Martin Golden Era 1934 D-18GE Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Classic dreadnought body
    Solid Adirondack spruce top
    Scalloped 5/16" Golden Era bracing
    Solid genuine mahogany back and sides
    Mahogany blocks with dovetail neck joint
    V-shaped solid mahogany neck
    Fossil ivory nut and saddle
    Solid ebony fingerboard and bridge
    Old Style 18 abalone fretboard inlays
    Waverly nickel tuners with butterbean knobs
    Polished gloss finish
    Brazilian rosewood headplate
    Large Golden Era-style logo
    Black binding
    25-2/5" scale
    1-3/4" nut width
    Includes hardshell case

Martin Golden Era 1934 D-18GE Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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  • Amazing, Crisp Sound and Powerful Sustain

    As reviewed by David Swope on 3/10/2008

    This guitar is everything I have ever wanted in an acoustic dreadnought. The sound clarity is absolutely superb and the notes seem to sustain for as long as you want to fret them. From smooth fingering to bluegrass flatpicking, any sound coming from this guitar is crisp and sweet. It has enough volume to compete with the banjo's and without missing a beat, can play the sweetest melody your fingers can compose. I've owned this instrument for over six months and I have to say it will be my new standby guitar, I play it every day, sometimes for hours at a time and every time I pick it up it seems to project a warmness that it didn't have before. It has aged extremely well in the last six months and I cannot wait to hear the sounds it can make in the years to come. I would recommend it to anyone with the budget, and for anyone who doesn't have the budget it's well worth saving for. I purchased a Fishman Rare Earth pickup with the guitar and the combination is well suited for home recording, though for gigging I am considering a more versatile pickup.

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  • Best all around acoustic made!!

    As reviewed by Albert Mendez on 9/15/2011

    Just picked up this Martin D-18GE yesterday from the San Francisco G.C. If your looking for a high end acoustic that has volume and plays very well, you've found it. I own Martins, Taylor, and Gibsons. This guitar easily competes with my old Martin D-28 and any of the other acoustics I have. In my opinion it has a much more balanced tone with volume, and although I first thought the neck(1 3/4") would be a bit wide for my not large hands, I actually found my self hitting the notes more clearly in runs or chords. I found that the V-Neck actually helps to give you a little more leverage when chording. Up to the 10th fret bar chords just sang out clearly. The Adirondack top and the forward shifted bracing really contributes to this guitars sound. I compared it with the HD-28's that were in the store at the time because I really wanted the HD28-V but I just kept going back to this guitar. I was knocked over every time I played it and because I did not have a Mahogany bodied guitar, this was a nice addition. Whether your fingerpicking, strumming, playing various styles, from blues to bluegrass this guitar is one you have to check out. Don't pass this one by or you might be sorry! This will probably be my go to guitar and I am very glad I bought it. Worth every penny easily!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Once in a lifetime guitar

    As reviewed by Gary Lundberg on 4/5/2013

    I recently purchased the sunburst version of this guitar. I was looking to purchase a D28 or similar instrument and the salesman pulled down this D18GE with the dark sunburst. I always hated sunburst acoustics so I told him "not interested". He set it on a stand and I heard the "jangle". I picked it up and strummed it, had the salesman play it while I walked around in front of it, had him play several others (trying to hear the projection, sparkle, tone, etc. as a listener as opposed to player). I played several including more expensive items. This one spoke to me. It is now mine (after the wife's approval of course). I have only heard 2 or 3 in my life that sounded as good as this guitar. And I ain't young....

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