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Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Guitar

Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Guitar

$ 4,950.00

Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Guitar (Used, 2017)

Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1939 D-18 in our museum, this guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, using an authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern. Period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments, with an Authentic neck barrel and heel, complete this piece. Martin’s VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS) is employed for the top and braces. The Martin VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.~ C.F.Martin Guitars

  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Adirondack spruce top with VTS
  • Authentic 1939 rearward-shifted X-Brace, bracing pattern
  • Scalloped braces
  • Vintage gloss Top finish
  • Solid headstock with 1939 taper
  • Madagascar rosewood headstock faceplate with Script Golden Era Logo
  • Nickel open gear tuning machines with butterbean buttons
  • Mahogany neck with authentic 1939 shape & vintage gloss finish
  • Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue construction
  • Faux tortoise binding & pickguard
  • Old Style 18 multi-stripe rosette
  • Ebony fretboard with Old Style 18 abalone dot fret markers
  • Grained ivoroid neck side dots
  • Ebony bridge & bridge pins
  • Authentic Belly bridge with Glue in Long saddle 
  • Bone Nut & saddle
  • Madagascar rosewood back purfling/strip
  • Ebony heelcap
  • SN: 2141447
  • OHSC included
  • Condition: Used, Excellent: we find one ding in the top (see pictures)
  • Frets to body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Saddle spacing: 2 1/8"