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Martin D18 Authentic 1939 Acoustic Guitar (with Case), New

With its period-correct mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, and an authentic bracing pattern, this guitar is modeled after a 1939 Martin D18. Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Adirondack spruce top Dynamic tone with a loud, clear sound
Forward-shifted standard scalloped X bracing Improved focus and projection
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Authentic 1939 barrel and heel neck shape Authentic feel of a 1939 model instrument

Product Description

The Martin D18 Authentic 1939 Acoustic Guitar w/Case is here to remind you why you fell in love with Martin in the first place, the 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 the museum, this guitar features 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.

Style 18 guitars have long been synonymous with mahogany body construction, although from 1857 to 1917 they were actually rosewood guitars. In 1931, the first mahogany D-18 was built, a 12-fret model, based on Martin's early Ditson models and later refined and renamed the D-1. In 1935, standard D-18 features included solid mahogany body, Adirondack spruce top, 14-fret neck, and ebony fingerboard and bridge. These 1930s and early '40s D-18s are light in weight and have a wonderful dry, treble voice and strong, well-balanced bass, making them ideal for stage and recording play. Plainer and less costly than their D-28 counterpart, they provide an excellent quality alternative Martin for many performers that have included Elvis Presley, who played a 1942 D-18 for much of his early career (including playing rhythm on all his legendary Sun records). Hank Williams also played a D-18 as many historical photos attest. From blues singer Brownie McGhee to legendary Rock-n-Roller Eddie Cochran to beloved actor Andy Griffith, the Martin D-18 was the guitar-of-choice.

The D-18 Authentic 1939 has all the pre-war features -- hide glue construction, solid mahogany sides and back, Adirondack spruce top, forward shifted scalloped X-bracing, T-Bar neck reinforcement, black ebony fingerboard and ebony belly bridge with long saddle and Waverly tuners with butterbean knobs. But above all, it has the powerfully breathy and glassine voice of the seventy-five year old vintage Martin D-18 that's locked and loaded, waiting to be played.

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- Model: D-18 Authentic 1939
- Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
- Body Size: D-14 Fret
- Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
- Rosette Old Style: 18
- Top Bracing Pattern: Standard "X" Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1939 - Forward Shifted
- Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16"
- Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
- Back Purfling: Madagascar Rosewood (D28 Pattern)
- Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
- Endpiece: Tortoise Color - Brown(1939 Shape)
- Binding: Tortoise Color - Brown
- Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
- Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Authentic 1939 Barrel & Heel
- Nut Material: Fosslized Ivory
- Headstock: Solid/1939 Taper
- Headplate: Solid Madagascar 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: 1-11/16"
- Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8"
- Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 - 1939(Abalone)
- Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
- Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
- Finish Neck: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
- Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
- Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly - Long Saddle
- Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8"
- Saddle: 16" Radius/Long Fossilized Ivory
- Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel 4060 w/Butterbean Knobs
- Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
- Bridge & End Pins: Black
- Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 20 x 9 in
Martin Warranty Martin offers a limited lifetime warranty on all of their guitars (valid only to the original owner.) Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles are warrantied for one year. Strings are not covered under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 610-759-2837
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