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SKU MRTN-D18-1937

Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 Acoustic Guitar w/ Case, Adirondack Spruce Top w/ VTS

$6,299.00
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Manufacturer's Description

1937 was an excellent year for guitars with a perfect storm of craftsmanship, innovation, and materials. This Authentic Series replication of a 1937 D-18 stays true to the original with hide glue construction and historically accurate detailing. This guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top, and it includes an Authentic circa 1937 bracing pattern. It includes period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments and an Authentic neck barrel and heel, and new this year, a more accurate body profile based on dreadnought shapes from the early Golden Era of Martin’s history. Martin’s VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS) is employed to age the top and braces, which captures the tone from the 1930s era. Martin’s craftspeople can recreate the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar and reproduce the particular tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

Specifications

  • Body Size: Authentic D-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
  • Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
  • Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Neck Shape: Authentic 1937
  • Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Taper: Standard Taper
  • Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Electronics: None
  • Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 - Medium MA550T

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Martin. This D-18 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.