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

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Get the traditional tone of a Martin dreadnought. The D-18E Retro offers classic Martin performance with the addition of Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics.

What's special about this item?

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

The Martin D-18E Retro features a sleek, modern high-performance neck for enhanced playability. The D-18E Retro adds a Sitka spruce top to the mahogany back and sides. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player.

- 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

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted January 13, 2015 by William F

"Great guitar!"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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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