Martin CS-D18-12 Custom Series Dreadnought 6-String Acoustic Guitar
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Inspired by a 1929 Ditson 111 that resides in the C.F. Martin museum, the CS-D18-12 is a 12 fret dreadnought with a body constructed of mahogany reclaimed from rivers in Belize. Commonly referred to a... Read More
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Inspired by a 1929 Ditson 111 that resides in the C.F. Martin museum, the CS-D18-12 is a 12 fret dreadnought with a body constructed of mahogany reclaimed from rivers in Belize. Commonly referred to as "sinker mahogany," these logs sank to the bottom of a river that was used to transport them and have been lost for over 100 years. Hot hide glue was used to construct these instruments which also boast a T-bar trussrod, slotted headstock and Adirondack spruce top. Also included on the CS-D18-12 and new for 2012 is the Custom Shop Thin Finish package. This nitrocellulose finish is 40% thinner than the standard C.F. Martin nitrocellulose finish. Only 75 of these instruments will be made for the world in 2012. Includes case.
Solid Adirondack spruce top
Solid Sinker mahogany back and sides
Standard ''X'' scalloped top bracing
Solid black ebony fingerboard
Model: CS-D18-12 Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction Body Size: D-14 Fret Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce Rosette: Multiple Black/White Fiber Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Golden Era Style) Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16'' Back Material: Solid Sinker Mahogany Back Purfling: Solid Madagascar Rosewood Side Material: Solid Sinker Mahogany Endpiece: Solid Madagascar Rosewood Endpiece Inlay: none Binding: Solid Madagascar Rosewood Top Inlay Style: Maple/Black Fiber Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany Neck Shape: Special Shape / Hand Carved Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory Headstock: Slotted/Round Slots/Square Taper Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood Heelcap: Solid Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony Scale Length: 25.4'' Number of Frets Clear: 12 Number of Frets Total: 19 Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4'' Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4'' Fingerboard Position Inlays: Abalone Dots Fingerboard Binding: none Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss / Thin Finish Finish Top: Polished Gloss / Thin Finish Finish Neck: Satin Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony Bridge Style: Pyramid w/ Drop-In Long Saddle Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16'' Saddle: 16'' Radius/Fossilized Ivory Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel Open-Gear w/ Butterbean Knobs Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200) Bridge & End Pins: Fossilized Ivory w/ Black Dots Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color Case: Geib style - Custom Shop Interior Label: None
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