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The Martin D-18 acoustic guitar is an iconic dreadnought model now featuring a satin finish, delivering the characteristic bold tone and projection Martin guitars are renowned for. The D-18 Satin has a solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped bracing and mahogany back and sides, yielding a robust low end, articulate mids and shimmering highs. Martin's modified low oval neck profile and ebony fingerboard provide a comfortable playing experience.

Satin Finish Accentuates Rich Tonewoods

The D-18 Satin showcases the beautiful grain of its tonewoods with a natural satin finish. The satin top, back and sides allow the spruce and mahogany to resonate freely, enhancing the guitar's acoustic properties. The result is a full, balanced tone with impressive volume and clarity.

Scalloped Bracing Boosts Tonal Complexity

Martin's signature scalloped "X" bracing brings out the nuances of the D-18 Satin's tonewoods. The scalloped bracing produces a more flexible soundboard, increasing resonance and overtone development. Notes ring out with a three-dimensional quality, sustaining with rich harmonics.

Playability and Appointments of a Legend

The D-18 Satin features a 25.4" scale length, 1.75" nut width and 20 frets for familiar dreadnought dimensions. An ebony bridge and fingerboard provide crisp note articulation. Open-gear tuners, a tortoise pickguard and multi-stripe rosette complete the vintage-inspired esthetic. Includes a hardshell case.

Martin D-18 Satin Acoustic Guitar Amber Burst
Martin D-18 Satin Acoustic Guitar Amber Burst
Martin D-18 Satin Acoustic Guitar Amber Burst

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  • Spruce top and genuine mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck with a modified low oval profile
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge

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  • Body type: D-14 fret
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back & sides: Genuine mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Forward-shifted X brace, scalloped
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Neck shape: Modified low oval with a high-performance taper
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Bone nut; compensated bone saddle
  • Tuning machines: Nickel open-gear
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Ply hardshell

collapse expand iconWarranty

One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.

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