Featuring a sleek, modern High Performance Neck for enhanced playability, the Martin D18E Retro Acoustic Electric Guitar adds a Sitka spruce top to mahogany back and sides to create the perfect acoustic guitar for the intermediate and advanced player. Martin's Retro Acoustic Guitars are designed for anyone who appreciates the look and sound of vintage Martin guitars using newly designed modern playability enhancements with unprecedented onstage plugged-in performance.
Martin D18E Retro Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
- Solid Sitka Spruce Top
- Retro Martin Tone in collaboration with Fishman
- Solid Genuine Mahogany Back and Sides
- Modified Low Oval Profile with Performing Artist Taper
- Solid Black Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
- 1930s Style Belly Bridge with Drop-In Saddle
- Fishman F1 Aura Plus Electronics
- Includes 445 Hardshell Case
Martin's exclusive Fishman F1 Aura+ electronics system is the perfect system for the Retro models. After the careful recording of microphonic images from each donor guitar, Fishman conditions the recordings utilizing their highly evolved Aura imaging technology. This modification software applies mathematical algorithms, forcing the amplified sound to replicate the body resonance and behave tonally like the donor guitar. With this technology, an exacting studio experience is achieved every time the guitar is plugged in.
In cooperation with Fishman, Chris Martin suggested a bold idea to somehow incorporate the legendary open tonality of time-aged vintage Martin models into new instruments. The challenge was to perfectly capture the mystique and tonal emotion of priceless, pristine, and well-aged vintage Martin guitars from the company's museum collection. The result was an incredible success.
Martin Retro Series Acoustic Guitars offer the most significant advancement in acoustic sound reinforcement to date by producing the most accurate and clear amplified tone offered on a grouping of vintage-inspired superb acoustic guitars.