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Martin Standard Series D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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Full dreadnought sound with solid tonewoods and a high performance neck for playing comfort.

The Martin Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a sleek, modern High Performance Neck for enhanced playability. It features a solid Sitka spruce top for well-balanced tone. The use of solid mahogany for the back and sides further adds to this dreadnought's precise, clear treble and a warm, moderate bass. This one is made to last a lifetime and is perfect for both the intermediate and advanced player. Includes case.

Martin Standard Series D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Powerful dreadnought design
    Great-sounding combination of solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides
    Modified low oval neck profile with high performance taper
    Smooth black ebony fingerboard
    Bone nut and compensated saddle for improved sustain and intonation
    Includes case


Martin Standard Series D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

  • Model: D-18
    Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
    Body Size: D-14 Fret
    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Rosette: Style 18
    Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
    Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
    Back Purfling: Style 18
    Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
    Endpiece: Delmar Tortoise Color
    Endpiece Inlay: none
    Binding: Tortoise Color
    Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
    Side Inlay: none
    Back Inlay: none
    Neck Material: Select Hardwood
    Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
    Nut Material: Bone
    Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
    Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Raised Gold Foil
    Heelcap: Tortoise Color
    Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
    Scale Length: 25.4''
    Number of Frets Clear: 14
    Number of Frets Total: 20
    Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
    Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18
    Fingerboard Binding: none
    Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
    Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
    Finish Neck: Satin
    Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
    Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
    Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
    Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
    Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
    Bridge & End Pins: Black
    Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
    Case: 445 Hardshell
    Interior Label: none
    Electronics: Optional


Martin Standard Series D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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Product Reviews
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  • A Thing of Beauty

    As reviewed by Ken Schulz on 1/22/2014

    Classic Martin workmanship and tone, with "new" improvements in the D-18 (scalloping and neck). Beautiful retro styling. I expect to enjoy it many years!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • One Awesome Guitar

    As reviewed by Randy Fernandes on 6/30/2012

    Well I did a lot of research and decided to go with the Martin D-18 over the Taylor and Gibson Acoustic. No regrets whatsoever. I'm so glad I waited for the 2012 model because it has upgrades over the 2011 model plus it looks much nicer. I ordered it in May and picked it up in about 5 days from GC. I opened the box and I couldn't be happier. A nice sturdy case and a beautiful guitar in perfect condition, not even a blemish! And then when you play it, doesn't matter if you strum it hard or pick it lightly, the sound is very clean and clear from the bass notes to the high notes. This Martin also has a lot of volume if you need it. This D-18 performs, a lot of guitar for the money. Plus GC gave me a discount!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • "Hope"

    As reviewed by Robert Liguori on 4/26/2013

    I have spent a good effort trying out and researching guitars. I looked at electrics, acoustic-electrics, resonator guitars and banjos. My goal was to find the right product for me, relative to a deeply personal reason (the passing of my Dad). The Martin guitars clearly stood out to me, when I tried them at the local Guitar Center. As an FYI, I did not want to spend the money in my budget for the electric kit for an acoustic... I finally decided that I wanted the money to go towards the best possible acoustic guitar that I could get for under $2500. After I received in the mail and opened this guitar, tuned it, and started playing it, my leap of faith, of ordering this model (previously untested by me)... was definitely blessed by a higher power. I surely got it right... When you play this instrument, this D-18 dreadnought masterpiece, the tones melt like butter through your soul. I felt myself being swallowed up into the mahogany, ebony and spruce components as I strummed some basic chords, I actually had to pull my self back as the sounds were so mesmerizing. This guitar also brought special meaning to me as my Dad was born in the 1930's and on the 18th of November. Similarly this guitar is modeled after the 1930's D-18. My recommendation for everyone; the young and the young-at-heart... go find the dough, work for the cash, or borrow the bucks, and then purchase this guitar. Your life will be more complete once one of these D-18s is in your hands. Note that I my other guitar... is now stored away (with my maintenance, of course :))... but this one D-18, will be by my side, as I get old and weary. I have named her "Hope". And she is my strength. -- Robert

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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