Martin Authentic Series D-18 Authentic 1937 Acoustic Guitar
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The Martin "Authentic Series" D-18 guitar go well beyond the already highly acclaimed Golden Era vintage recreations in faithfully replicating the specifications, materials and processes used in the c... Read More
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The Martin "Authentic Series" D-18 guitar go well beyond the already highly acclaimed Golden Era vintage recreations in faithfully replicating the specifications, materials and processes used in the construction of the original pre-WWII Martin guitars. These custom hand-constructed models draw their inspiration from stellar 1937 examples and employ the use of hide glue as well as a T-shaped neck reinforcement bar. Other significant features on the Martin D-18 guitar include an Adirondack red spruce top with circa 1937 contoured Adirondack bracing, a specially shaped tortoise colored pickguard, a narrow tortoise colored end piece, old style 18 abalone position markers, grained ivoroid side position dots, black ebony fingerboard and bridge, fossil ivory nut and saddle, Gotoh nickel open geared with butterbean knobs and a V18a Authentic Style guitar case.
Model: D-28 Authentic 1937
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Style 28
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style), Forward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag (Circa 1937)
Side Material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone
Side Inlay: None
Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1937 Barrel & Heel
Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory
Headstock: Solid/Long Diamond/Squaretaper
Headplate: Solid Brazilian Rosewood /Large Golden Era Style
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
# Of Frets Clear: 14
# Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares- Long Pattern Golden Era
Fingerboard Binding: None
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss W/ Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly W/ Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Fossilized Ivory
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel Open Geared W/ Butterbean Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin Medium Phosphor Bronze (M550)
Bridge & End Pins: Antique White W/ Black Dots
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color - Beveled (Under Finish)
Case: V18a Authentic Style
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