Martin D-18E Retro Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

No longer available at zZounds
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Low oval neck, Performing Artist taper Tapered shape; slim and fast feel
Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics Blends 3-band EQ and 9 modeled mic tones
Forward-shifted standard scalloped X bracing Improved focus and projection
- Model: D-18E Retro
- Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
- Body Size: D-14 Fret
- Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Rosette: Style 18
- Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
- Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
- Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
- Back Purfling: Old Style 18
- Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
- Neck Material: Select Hardwood
- Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
- Nut Material: Bone
- Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
- Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood
- Heelcap: Tortoise Color
- Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
- Scale Length: 25.4''
- Number of Frets Clear: 14
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
- Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 - Green Abalone
- Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
- Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner ; Sunburst available at additional cost.
- Finish Neck: Satin
- Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
- Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
- Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
- Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
- Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
- Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ White Dots
- Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
- Case: 445 Hardshell
- Interior Label: none
- Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura Plus
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
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 610-759-2837
(2 ratings)
Submitted January 13, 2015 by William F
"Great guitar!"
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I have a D-35 and love it, and took a chance on this D-18 Retro Acoustic/Electric, and it is also a great guitar. Martin strings for me play too hard, and I replace everything with Elixir strings, which makes a huge difference. I go back and forth between the D-35 and D-18 Retro as to which is my favorite guitar, and can't decide. Got this one as a blem on Zzounds and there was absolutely nothing wrong with it cosmetically or in terms of playability. I highly recommend this guitar.
Musical Background:
Playing on and off for 40 years. Not a professional musician.
Musical Style:
Rock, blues, country, folk, Latin.
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