Martin D-18 1937 Acoustic Guitar

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An authentic re-creation of the legendary 1937 masterpiece.

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.

Features
  • 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

Own your own piece of guitar history. Order today.

 
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