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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Overview

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.

Features
  • 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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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