D-18 Understated looks, timeless tone. The warm tone of mahogany and authentic Sitka spruce couple with resonant scalloped bracing under the hood for a sound that's honest, authoritative, and clear. Vintage details like open-geared tuners and classic 18-style appointments pair with a modern, low profile neck for an old-soul sound in a brand-new body
Sometimes innovation is in the details and this is certainly true with Martin’s re-imagined D-28. After nearly a century at the helm, and as the quintessential workhorse of music legends like Hank Williams, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and so many more, Martin's legendary D-28 has been lovingly and artfully enhanced. “The post WWII D-28 had a slightly different look than its predecessor and became the centerpiece of the folk and folk rock movements at their pinnacle in the 1950s and 1960s." says Chris Martin, Chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar, "We have extracted the finest features from the D-28 of both my grandfather’s and my father’s respective eras.” The all new D-28 blends the rich history of the guitar with Martin’s newest and most heralded innovations. The 184 year old guitar maker has combined vintage appointments, including open gear tuners, an aged toner top, antique white accents, and a faux tortoise pickguard with a new neck profile to give D-28 enthusiasts a modern feel and comfortable playing experience. Martin has also added forward-shifted bracing to allow greater vibration of the top. The legend just got better!
SPECIFICATIONS OVERVIEW BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret FINISH TOP: Gloss CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint BACK & SIDE FINISH: Gloss BRACING PATTERN: Forward Shifted X Brace SCALE LENGTH: 25.4" BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4'' TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval BACK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany NECK TAPER: High Performance Taper SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany TOP: Sitka Spruce TOP COLOR: Aging Toner BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle BINDING: Faux Tortoise BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32" TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Black Plastic PICKGUARD:Faux Tortoise SADDLE: Compensated Bone ROSETTE:Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe SADDLE RADIUS: 16" BODYBRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce BACK & SIDES COLOR: Dark Mahogany BRACE SIZE: 5/16" BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Style 18 HEELCAP: Faux Tortoise ENDPIECE: Faux Tortoise ENDPIECE INLAY NECK MATERIAL: Select Hardwood 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 SIDE DOTS: White HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper TUNING MACHINES: Nickel Open Gear with Butterbean Knobs HEADPLATE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Old Style Overlay NUT MATERIAL: Bone CASE: Ply Hardshell