Martin D18 1937 Authentic (2006)

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Pre-owned Martin D-18 Authentic just into the shop! This is an early example of the model, built very lightly, with full thickness vintage neck profile and true-to-1937 build specs. The original bridge on this guitar was very thin and beginning to crack, so we had Steve Morrill replace it with a new bridge (from Martin, with full-height glued-in thru saddle). The setup is a perfect 3/32" high at the 12th fret under tension of medium gauge strings. One small lacquer crack on the treble side, upper bout (see photos). Exceptional tone, volume and responsiveness. If you've been waiting for a great D-18 Authentic to come around, pounce on this one while we've got it! Price includes original hard case. 

On consignment.


  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Back Purfling: Brazilian Rosewood Strip
  • Rosette: Old Style 18
  • Bracing: Standard X Scalloped, forward Shifted
  • Adirondack Bracing
  • Endpiece: Delmar Tortoise in Narrow 1937 Shape
  • Binding: Black Boltaron
  • Top Purfling: Multiple B/W Boltaron
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Authentic 1937 Barrel and Heel
  • Nut: Fossilized Ivory
  • Headstock: Solid Taper Square
  • Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood/Large Golden Era Style
  • Heelcap: Ebony
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scale: 25.4"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • FB Inlays: Old Style 18
  • Tuners: Waverly Nickel with Oval Buttons

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