Martin D18 Acoustic Guitar with Case

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The Martin Standard Series D-18 dreadnought acoustic guitar puts an heirloom-quality instrument in your hands for not a whole lot out of pocket. It’s the workhorse of the C.F. Martin & Co. dreadnought line, a guitar whose restrained good looks put the emphasis squarely on tone and delivery.

The Martin D-18 acoustic’s solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides combine to provide a clear, crisp tonality, while the large, dreadnought-scale body produces a powerful bass response that’s complemented by an incredibly articulate treble range.

The Standard Series D-18 is appointed with Martin’s sleek High Performance Neck for easy fingering even at higher positions and enhanced overall playability. Nickel open-geared tuners with “butterbean” knobs and a tortoise-patterned pickguard lend the instrument a classic feel the moment you play it for the first time. The dovetail neck joint provides optimum neck-to-body tone transfer, while D-18’s Martin Standard X scalloped bracing produces a pure, singing tone that generations of musicians have come to love. Every Martin D-18 acoustic guitar also arrives with a Martin molded case and the C.F. Martin & Co. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Known for its remarkably full tonal palette and powerful projection, the Martin D-18 has been the go-to acoustic guitar for countless musicians including Elvis Presley, Doc Watson, Peter Rowan, Paul Simon, Jerry Garcia and Kurt Cobain. And while it’s perfectly at home in any setting, the D-18’s bright yet balanced response makes it especially desirable for studio recording work.

The Martin team recently revisited the design of the D-18 and brought together all of the instrument’s best elements—many historic, some new—to create the quintessential D-18. If you’re looking for one guitar with remarkable versatility and a full spectrum of tonal colors (in a very affordable package), the D-18 deserves your attention!

Martin D18 Acoustic Guitar Features

  • Solid Sitka Spruce top with Solid Mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Black Ebony fingerboard
  • Dreadnought body shape for great projection and tonal balance
  • Nickel Open-Geared with Butterbean Knobs
  • Dovetail neck joint provides optimum neck to body tone transfer

Product Specifications
Martin D18 Acoustic Guitar Specifications
  • Model: D-18
  • 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 inch
  • Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Back Purfling: Style 18
  • Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Endpiece: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Endpiece Inlay: none
  • Binding: Tortoise Color
  • Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: none
  • 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 inches
  • Frets Clear: 14
  • Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4 inches
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8 inches
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Stlyle 18
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back and Sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss with Aging Toner
  • Finish Neck: Satin
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16 inches
  • Saddle: 16 inch Radius/Compensated/Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
  • Bridge and End Pins: Black
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 445 Hardshell
  • Interior Label: none
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  610-759-2837 Warranty:  Lifetime, original owner (excluding strings)1 year on Backpacker, Little Martins and Ukuleles
Bob P. Submitted: 7/23/2018
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This is exactly what I was hoping for!
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What is your opinion of this product?
I was worried about not playing before I bought, but the D18 was exactly what I was looking for.
Don R Submitted: 9/2/2017
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What is your opinion of this product?
The woody aroma, handsome looks...playablity and that Martin tone..whew..just blown away..sustain and harmonic overtones ..this guitar will stay with me to my dying day...if you ever wanted a Martin,, buy the d18...
Chris S. Submitted: 12/30/2016
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typically Martin
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My D18 is everything I expected- delivers that Martin "tingle" like the other Rosewoods in my stable, but uses Mahogany to do the job. Well made, striking good looks and a deeper feel and voice that says "pick me up" every time I'm in the same room. I absolutely love the D18s' characteristics when I'm singing solo- I feel really confident with it in front of me and I walk right past my D28 to get my hands on the D18. Don't go gigging without it!!!
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JDF Submitted: 8/13/2015
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Beautiful Guitar with Great Sound
What is your opinion of this product?
A really lovely instrument. Even new, with a ton of brightness, the tone is fantastic, and will only get better. Excellent balance, perfect intonation and well-built - one of Martin's very best guitars.
Rob Osborn Submitted: 2/20/2015
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Great Guitar!
What is your opinion of this product?
Outstanding guitar! Absolutely everything is perfect and really speaks to the history, tradition and craftsmanship of the C.F. Martin Company.
William Submitted: 10/29/2013
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Great tone and set up right uot of the box thanks
Matt from Mechanicsburg, PA Submitted: 5/9/2013
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