D-18

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D-18

$2,399.00
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
Understated looks, timeless tone. The warm tone of mahogany and spruce couple with resonant scalloped bracing under the hood for a sound that's honest, authoritative, and clear. Vintage details include open-geared tuners and classic 18-style appointments pair with a modern, low profile neck for an old-soul sound. Available in full gloss, full satin with an aging toner top, or full satin with an amberburst top.
Style: Satin
Select Preferred Hand: Right

D-18

Style: Satin
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Overview

Body Size: D-14 Fret
Finish Top: Satin
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Back and Side Finish: Satin
Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
Scale Length: 25.4"
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Top Material: Spruce
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
Electronics: None
Electronics Options: None

Top

Top Color: Aging Toner
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Binding: Black
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Bridge Material: Ebony
Top Detail: None
Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
Bridge Pin Dots: None
Pickguard Inlay: None
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Rosette: Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius: 16"

Body

Brace Material: Spruce
Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Detail: None
Back Purfling/Strip: Style 18
Back Inlay Material: None
Heelcap: Black
Side Detail: None
Endpiece: Black
Side Inlay Material: None
Endpiece Inlay: None

Neck

Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Satin
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: White

Headstock

Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Knob: Butterbean
Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
Nut Material: Bone
Headplate Binding Material: None

Misc

Case: Hardshell
Left-handed Availability: true
Label: None
Pleked: true

D-18 Players & Resources


Anderson East

Anderson learned to sing and play guitar at 11 years old. He is the grandson of a southern Baptist preacher while his mother played piano in the church. After spending much of his time touring and engineering records he was discovered by Dave Cobb at the bluebird café.


"There is so much history and possibility in these instruments. My Martin is a constant source of inspiration, a teacher and most of all a companion."

Rachel Sermanni

Rachel's latest record, Under Mountains, comes from a wizened perspective that belies her relative youth. With a voice both husky and sweet, she composes songs that rollick, roll, and swim with sweet melody.

Martin D-18. Still Handmade.