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Used Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 (2018)

Used Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 (2018)

Adirondack Spruce & Mahogany
1-11/16" Nut • 25-1/2" Scale

Regular price $3,599 Sale Serial 2163232


Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 acoustic guitar built in 2018. Like-new, unplayed condition.

Adirondack top with mahogany back/sides. Ebony fingerboard and bridge.

Giant tone with amazing power--this guitar is a real cannon.

Comes with Martin's "Vintage Gloss" finish. It's somewhere between a satin and high gloss finish and has gorgeous aged look that really captures the sheen of an older guitar's finish.

Guitar is in mint, factory-fresh condition. No signs of play or use. Frets at 100%.

Includes original hardshell case, also in mint condition.

Martin's Description

Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute.

Based on a 1939 D-18 in our museum, this guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, using an authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern. Period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments, with an Authentic neck barrel and heel, complete this piece. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the top and braces.

The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

Body SizeDreadnought
Top WoodAdirondack Spruce
Back & SidesMahogany
Nut Width1-11/16"
Scale Length25-1/2"
String Spacing2-1/8"
Neck ProfileAuthentic 1939
CaseMartin Hardshell Case