The Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 is built the old way - with hide glue and historically accurate detailing, and with Rear-Shifted Standard X-Scalloped bracing, you know you're getting a vintage-style instrument with period accurate 18 Authentic-style appointments. Its full-sized dreadnought body has a solid Adirondack Spruce top with Delmar Tortoise-colored pickguard and solid Mahogany back and sides with Madagascar Rosewood D-28-style purfling. These woods give it a voluminous warmth and presence plus an outstanding classic appearance. Its neck is also solid Mahogany with the Authentic 1939-style neck barrel and heel for comfortable playing, and a solid Black Ebony fingerboard with Abalone inlays.
This guitar is an excellent choice for flatpickers and fingerstyle players alike, who want to add some depth to their bluegrass, blues or folk tunes. The Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 brings the legendary history of Martin to life in this great option for those looking for an authentic '39-style instrument that's absolutely flawless. Includes hardshell case and full setup to your specs from our luthiers.
Dreadnought-style body with Standard X-Scalloped (Authentic-style) ca. 1939 Rear-Shifted bracing
Solid Adirondack Spruce with Delmar Tortoise-colored pickguard
Back and Sides
Solid Genuine Mahogany with Madagascar Rosewood D-28-style purfling and Tortoise-colored binding
Solid Genuine Mahogany with Authentic 1939 Barrel & Heel
Solid Black Ebony with Old Style 18-style Abalone inlays
20 with neck joining at 14th
Long Bone with 16” Radius
Solid Black Ebony with Authentic Belly-style with 2 1/8” string spacing
Waverly Nickel 4060 with Butterbean knobs
Hardshell Case included
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