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D-18 Authentic 1939

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D-18 Authentic 1939

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$6,849.00

Here to remind you why you fell in love with us 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 our 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.

Learn more about Martin’s Vintage Tone System (VTS) at www.martinguitar.com/VTS.

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List price

$6,849.00

D-18 Authentic 1939
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Model:

D-18 Authentic 1939

Construction:

Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction

Body Size:

D-14 Fret

Top Material:

Adirondack Spruce with VTS

Top Detail:

N/A

Rosette:

Multi-Stripe

Bracing Pattern:

Authentic 1939 Rearward Shifted X Brace

Brace Shape:

Scalloped

Brace Material:

Adirondack Spruce with VTS

Brace Size:

5/16"

Back Material:

Genuine Mahogany

Back Detail:

N/A

Back Purfling/Strip:

Madagascar Rosewood

Side Material:

Genuine Mahogany

Side Detail:

N/A

Endpiece:

Faux Tortoise

Endpiece Inlay:

N/A

Binding:

Faux Tortoise

Top Inlay Material:

Multi-Stripe

Side Inlay Material:

N/A

Back Inlay Material:

N/A

Neck Material:

Genuine Mahogany

Neck Shape:

Authentic 1939

Neck Taper:

Standard Taper

Plek:

No

Nut Material:

Bone

Headstock Shape:

Solid with 1939 Taper

Headplate Material:

Madagascar Rosewood

Headplate Detail:

N/A

Headplate Logo Style:

Script Golden Era Overlay

Headplate Binding Material:

N/A

Heelcap:

Ebony

Fingerboard Material:

Ebony

Scale Length:

25.4"

Neck Joins Body At:

14th Fret

Number of Frets Total:

20

Fingerboard Width at Nut:

1 11/16''

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:

2 1/8''

Fingerboard Inlay Material:

Abalone

Fingerboard Inlay Style:

Old Style 18

Fingerboard Binding Material:

N/A

Side Dots:

Grained Ivoroid

Back and Side Finish:

Vintage Gloss

Back and Sides Color:

Dark Mahogany

Finish Top:

Vintage Gloss

Top Color:

Clear

Finish Neck:

Vintage Gloss

Neck Color:

Dark Mahogany

Bridge Material:

Ebony

Bridge Style:

Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle

Bridge String Spacing:

2 1/8''

Saddle:

Bone

Saddle Radius:

16"

Tuning Machines:

Nickel Open Gear

Knob:

Butterbean

Bridge Pin Material:

Black Plastic

Bridge Pin Dots:

N/A

Pickguard:

Faux Tortoise

Pickguard Inlay:

N/A

Case:

Ply Hardshell

Label:

N/A

Electronics:

Not Available

Left Handed Availability:

Yes

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