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    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
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    Phone:  610-759-2837 Warranty:  Lifetime, original owner (excluding strings)1 year on Backpacker, Little Martins and Ukuleles
    Chris S.
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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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    Beautiful Guitar with Great Sound
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    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.
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    Rob Osborn
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    Great Guitar!
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    Outstanding guitar! Absolutely everything is perfect and really speaks to the history, tradition and craftsmanship of the C.F. Martin Company.
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