Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

What's more iconic than a pre-war Martin? The Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS is a spot-on replica, with an Adirondack spruce top and mahogany back and sides.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Adirondack spruce top Dynamic tone with a loud, clear sound
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Forward-shifted standard scalloped X bracing Improved focus and projection

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.

The D-18 Authentic 1937 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 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 have painstakingly recreated the pleasing visual aesthetics of the original vintage guitar and reproduced the particular tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

- Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
- Body Size: Authentic D-14 Fret
- Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
- Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe
- Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X Brace
- Brace Shape: Scalloped
- Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
- Brace Size: 5/16"
- Back And Sides Material : Genuine Mahogany
- Back Purfling Strip: Madagascar Rosewood
- End Piece: Brown Tortoise Pattern
- Binding: Brown Tortoise Pattern
- Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
- Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Authentic 1937
- Neck Taper: Standard Taper
- Nut Material: Bone
- Headstock Shape: Solid with 1937 Taper
- Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood
- Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
- Heelcap: Ebony
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
- Total Number Of Frets: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4''
- Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
- Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18
- Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
- Back And Sides Finish: Vintage Gloss
- Back And Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
- Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
- Top Color: Clear
- Neck Finish: Vintage Gloss
- Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
- Bridge Material: Ebony
- Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle
- Bridge Spacing: 2 1/4''
- Saddle: Bone
- Saddle Radius: 16"
- Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel Open Back
- Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 - Medium MA550T
- Knob: Butterbean
- Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
- Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
- Case: Ply Hardshell
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10D18AUTHENTIC1937VT

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 610-759-2837


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