This special edition D-18 acoustic guitar is Martin's loving recreation of the original 1937 guitar, now a highly sought-after collector's item. Crafted with mahogany back and sides, a solid Adirondac... Click To Read More About This Product
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This special edition D-18 acoustic guitar is Martin's loving recreation of the original 1937 guitar, now a highly sought-after collector's item. Crafted with mahogany back and sides, a solid Adirondack top with the X-brace and scalloped braces of the period, hide glue, vintage toner on top, ebony bridge with long saddle (2-5/16" string spacing), and a tortoise pickguard. The neck is also formed exactly as the original and reinforced with a traditional non-adjustable T-bar.
Ebony fretboard (1-3/4" nut, 25.4" scale), small abalone position dots, fossil ivory nut and saddle, ebony bridge pins, 30's style hardshell case. The features and details add up to a true masterpiece of the luthier's art, with all the storied sound quality that graced the original pre-war guitar.
CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP: Solid Adirondack Spruce
ROSETTE: Old Style 18
TOP BRACING PATTERN: D-OMLE Forward Shifted
TOP BRACES: Solid Adirondack/Scalloped 5/16'' Circa 1937
BACK MATERIAL: Solid Genuine Mahogany w/Original Braces
BACK PURFLING: Brazilian Rosewood Strip
SIDE MATERIAL: Solid Genuine Mahogany
ENDPIECE: Tortoise Color in a Narrow 1937 Shape
ENDPIECE INLAY: none
BINDING: Black Boltaron
TOP INLAY STYLE: Multiple Black / White
SIDE INLAY: none
BACK INLAY: none
NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood
NECK SHAPE: Unique Contour
NUT MATERIAL:Fossilized Ivory
HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Square Taper
HEADPLATE: Solid Brazilian Rosewood /Large Golden Era Style
HEELCAP:Solid Black Ebony
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: Old Style 18 - Abalone Pearl
FINGERBOARD BINDING: none
FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss w/Dark Mahogany Stain
FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss Aging Toner
FINISH NECK: Polished Gloss
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: 1930 Style Belly- Long Saddle
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/16''
SADDLE: Fossil Ivory
TUNING MACHINES: Gotoh Nickel Open-Geared
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin M550 Phosphor Bronze
BRIDGE & END PINS: Black Ebony
PICKGUARD: Tortoise Color
CASE: 30s Style Hardshell Case
INTERIOR LABEL: none
ELECTRONICS: not an option
OTHER OPTIONS: Available left-handed at no additional charge
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