Martin D-18

   
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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