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Martin D-18V Acoustic Guitar

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It has all the craftsmanship and quality that has made Martin the leader in acoustic guitars for over a century. Solid Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck with modified V pr... Click To Read More About This Product

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It has all the craftsmanship and quality that has made Martin the leader in acoustic guitars for over a century. Solid Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck with modified V profile, ebony fretboard and bridge, rosewood headplate, and scalloped bracing. Beautifully handcrafted from top to bottom and appointed with a belly-drop style bridge, vintage butterbean tuners, and old-style rosette. Includes hardshell case.


  • Construction: mahogany blocks/dovetail neck joint
  • Body size: dreadnought, 14-fret
  • Top: solid Sitka spruce
  • Rosette: Old style 18
  • Top bracing pattern: DOM forward-shifted
  • Top braces: scalloped 5/16"
  • Back material: solid genuine mahogany
  • Back purfling: style 18
  • Side material: solid genuine mahogany
  • Endpiece: tortoise color
  • Binding: tortoise color
  • Top inlay style: multiple, black/white
  • Neck material: solid mahogany
  • Neck shape: modified V
  • Nut material: white Corian
  • Headstock: solid, square, tapered
  • Headplate: solid East Indian rosewood/large old-style logo
  • Heelcap: solid black ebony
  • Fingerboard material: solid black ebony
  • Scale length: 25.4''
  • Clear frets: 14
  • Total frets: 20
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-11/16''
  • Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard position inlays: old-style 18, abalone
  • Finish back and sides: polished gloss/dark mahogany stain/dark filler
  • Top finish: polished gloss/aging toner
  • Neck finish: semi-gloss/dark mahogany stain/dark filler
  • Bridge: solid black ebony
  • Bridge style: vintage belly-drop in long saddle
  • Bridge string spacing: 2-1/8''
  • Saddle: 16'' radius/white Micarta
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh nickel open-geared with butterbean knobs
  • Bridge and end pins: black with white dots
  • Pickguard: I-03 tortoise color/beveled and polished
  • Case: 545 Geib Style
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MartinD-18V Acoustic Guitar

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By MartinMan

from Lesage, WV

Comments about Martin D-18V Acoustic Guitar:

every guitarist knows that no matter what model they get, or what extras they put on a guitar, they always search for a superbly built guitar. well i got one, this model by itself is amazing. it has a V-taper neck that i love, and abalone inlays in an ebony fretboard. i will warn you that this thing has a LOT of bottom end. the bass response on this thing is incredible. so if you're looking for top-end, go with a taylor or a gibson. the Martin D-18V was modeled after the pre-war martins, and actually guitars from that era are going for well over $250,000. i also have a angus young sig sg and she sits in the corner a lot of the time because i can't put this thing down. overall i HIGHLY recomend this guitar, one of the best martin makes....and martin makes the best acoustics....

(8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)



By wolfman1012

from Newark, OH

Comments about Martin D-18V Acoustic Guitar:

You can't go wrong with ANY Martin guitar! The Martin D18V is no exception! Excellent sound - it can make a decent player sound great. Easy playabality with their patented V-neck. Classic Martin looks! Solid-spruce top, chrome tuners and mahogany back & sides with the classy ebony fingerboard. Sharp guitar! Get yours today and have the guitar pros play!

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By steve mcqueen

from San Antonio TX

Comments about Martin D-18V Acoustic Guitar:

I own the D-28 & 35, and for years have considered purchasing an acoustic with mahogany back and sides. After playing a few well known & excellent mahogany guitars, I chose the Martin D-18V. It's a "Boomer." I like this because you can play it comfortably soft/medium and its volume is high. Very well rounded tone with an outstanding bass response. The D-35 & this D-18V are the two best sounding guitars that I've ever played, and I won't be picking up the D-35 for a while.

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