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Martin D-18-AUTH39

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SKU: ART-11979
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Martin spared no expenses to get as close to a true 1939 D-18 as possible and the result is astounding. A truly special guitar, don't let this one pass you by! Read more

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Available at our store in Den Haag.


Product Description

This guitar is new and complete with full factory warranty but was played during a Martin event. Hence the extra discount. More photo’s will follow soon!

Here to remind you why countless players fell in love with Martin 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 Martin’s 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.

Martin D-18-AUTH39 Features:

  • Model: D-18 Authentic 1939
  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint – Hide Glue Construction
  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
  • Rosette: Old Style 18
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ”X” Scalloped (Authentic Style) – Circa 1939 Forward-Shifted
  • Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16”
  • Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Back Purfling: Madagascar Rosewood(D28 Pattern)
  • Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Endpiece: Tortoise Color – Brown(1939 Shape)
  • Binding: Tortoise Color – Brown
  • Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
  • Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Authentic 1939 Barrel & Heel
  • Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory
  • Headstock: Solid/1939 Taper
  • Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood/Large Golden Era Style
  • Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.4”
  • Number of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16”
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8”
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 – 1939(Abalone)
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
  • Finish Neck: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly – Long Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8”
  • Saddle: 16” Radius/Long Fossilized Ivory
  • Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel 4060 w/Butterbean Knobs
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Black
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 545V Harptone

Additional Information

Brand

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