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As part of the incredible Authentic Series, this is a Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 model. It's a recreation of the incredible pre-war Martin D-18 complete with hide glue constructionand 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.
Includes: Hardshell Case and Paperwork
- Acoustic Guitar
- Vintage Gloss Finish
- D-14 Fret Body Size
- VTS Solid Sitka Spruce Top
- Forward Shifted VTS Adirondack Spruce X Bracing
- Genuine Mahogany Back and Sides
- Genuine Mahogany Neck
- Authentic 1937 Neck Shape with Standard Taper
- Black Ebony Fingerboard
- 25.4" Scale Length
- 1-3/4” Nut Width
- 2-1/4'' String Spacing
- 20 Frets
- Brown Tortoise Pattern Binding and Multi-Stripe Old Style 18 Rosette
- Bone Nut
- Old Style 18 Fingerboard Inlays
- Madagascar Rosewood Headplate
- Waverly Nickel Open Gear Tuners
- Authentic Belly Ebony Bridge
- 4 lbs, 1 oz.
- .820" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
- 1.080" Neck Thickness at 9th Fret
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