Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 - USA 2007
Free express shipping in Australia.
Worldwide shipping available
Pickup currently unavailable
'1937 was an excellent year for guitars, with a perfect storm of craftsmanship, innovation, and materials. This Authentic Series replication of a 1937 D-18 stays true to the original with hide glue construction and historically accurate detailing. This guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top, and it includes an Authentic circa 1937 bracing pattern. Martin's craftspeople can recreate the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar and reproduce the particular tones previously reserved for vintage instruments. Now Martin has reintroduced a more accurate body profile based on dreadnought shapes from the early Golden Era of Martin's history. The result is a tactile, visual, and auditory experience that will transport you all the way back to the 1930s. And we know you’re going to like it there.'
The Martin D-18 is a staple in American music history. For decades it has been a top choice for folk, country, blues, bluegrass and rock artists. The D-18 offers the classic Martin guitar experience with a full dreadnought body, a 14-fret design, and outstanding tonality to match its looks. Its solid Adirondack spruce top and mahogany back and sides provide the foundation for beautifully balanced sound with excellent projection.
The classic D-18 sound takes you back to the days when acoustic guitars were king, and players depended upon rich tone and acoustic projection alone to convey their songs.
This one was bought new 2007 and has been well loved, and well looked after. Hardly a mark on it. No dings or buckle rash etc on back or neck. Some plectrum marking on pick guard, and a few small lines on the back - difficult to see unless in angled light. Almost no fret wear.
This is a one-owner guitar in fine condition. It has been played-in, and the sound has matured into that lovely, well balanced Martin tone. An absolute joy to play with plenty of authentic vintage character. Well balanced and rounded sound, you could strum this thing forever with a smile on your face.
A true acoustic classic in fine condition – now 16-years-old & will only improve with age.
Comes in its original Martin vintage-style hard shell case in excellent condition.