The new Authentics from Martin are constructed in the traditional Martin way - with hide glue throughout, and historically accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smith... Click To Read More About This Product
The new Authentics from Martin are constructed in the traditional Martin way - with hide glue throughout, and historically accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1939 D-18 in Martin's museum, this guitar features mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, and uses an authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern. Period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments, with an Authentic neck barrel and heel, complete this piece.
Comes with 545V Harptone case.
Construction: Mahogany blocks/Dovetail neck joint - hide glue construction
Body Size: D-14 fret
Top: Solid Adirondack spruce
Rosette: Old Style 18
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' scalloped (Authentic style) - circa 1939 rear-shifted
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid genuine mahogany
Back Purfling: Madagascar rosewood (D28 pattern)
Side Material: Solid genuine mahogany
Endpiece: Tortoise color - brown (1939 shape)
Endpiece Inlay: none
Binding: Tortoise Color - Brown
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: none
Neck Material: Solid genuine mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1939 barrel & heel
Nut Material: Fossilized ivory
Headstock: Solid/1939 taper
Headplate: Solid Madagascar rosewood/Large Golden-era style
Heelcap: Solid black ebony
Fingerboard Material: Solid black ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number Of Frets Clear: 14
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 - 1939 (Abalone)
Finish Back & Sides: Polished gloss with aging toner
Finish Top: Polished Gloss with aging toner
Finish Neck: Polished Gloss with aging Toner
Bridge Material: Solid black ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic-style belly - long saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' radius/long fossilized ivory
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel 4060 with Butterbean Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: Black
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise color
Case: 545V Harptone
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