Martin D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

Hear the rich, resonant tones of the D-18 dreadnought. An American classic, this Martin features a black ebony fretboard, and solid mahogany back and sides.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Low oval neck, Performing Artist taper Tapered shape; slim and fast feel
Forward-shifted standard scalloped X bracing Improved focus and projection
Understated looks, timeless tone. The warm tone of mahogany and authentic Sitka spruce couple with resonant scalloped bracing under the hood for a sound that's honest, authoritative, and clear. Vintage details like open-geared tuners and classic 18-style appointments pair with a modern, low profile neck for an old-soul sound in a brand-new body.
- Body Size: D-14 Fret
- Finish top: Gloss
- Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
- Back & Side Finish: Gloss
- Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Brace Shape: Scalloped
- Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4''
- Top Material: Sitka Spruce
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
- Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
- Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
- Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
- Case: 445 hardshell
- Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 Medium - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA550T
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Natural
Shipping Weight: 20.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MAT D18
Martin Warranty Martin Warranty Martin offers a limited lifetime warranty on all of their guitars (valid only to the original owner. Any Martin guitars sold by zZounds as "Blemished," "B-Stock," "Warehouse Resealed," or any condition other than "New" are not covered under Martin's warranty. 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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Phone: 610-759-2837
(19 ratings)
Submitted June 25, 2015 by Sean H in Seattle, WA
"Martin D-18"
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Amazing. The nicest acoustic I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Almost impossible to put down. I've owned a Martin D15 before, as well as an American made Breedlove, and also test drove 30 + other Taylors, Gibsons, and Martins, before I decided on the D-18. For my ears, the D-18 sounds clearer, and better balanced, than the D-28 & D-35. Yes, it's lacking the ornate inlays and binding that the more $$$ Martins have, but don't be fooled- this is a BEAUTIFUL GUITAR. I couldn't be happier. Asked for overnight shipping, and it arrived in Seattle from New Jersey in less than 24 hours. Thanks zZounds!
Sound
Sounds like the acoustic guitar I've been waiting my whole life to own.
Ease of Use
Arrived straight out of the box after a cross country trip in tune.
Quality
It will last 10 lifetimes. My grandkid's grandkids will be playing this guitar.
Value
In this price range, the best value you will find.
Manufacturer Support
Never had to deal with them, but I can't imagine that there would be any problems if I did.
The Wow Factor
I'm wowed. Very wowed.
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