Martin Left Handed D-18E Standard Series Acoustic Electric Guitar

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Iconic Dreadnought With Understated Appointments and a Timeless Tone

At Martin Guitars handcrafted instruments built with superior tonewoods and innovative designs represent the high standard for which they are revered. Standard series guitars feature Sitka Spruce tops with Mahogany or Rosewood backs and sides, giving them a massive bottom end with articulate highs and balanced mid. Martin Standard Series guitars continue the tradition of vintage styling and elegant craftsmanship that have made playing a Martin an amazing experience.

The left handed Martin D-18E Standard Series acoustic electric guitar pairs vintage styling with a host of modern appointments to create an understated yet harmonically complex dreadnought with a timeless, vintage sound. Featuring a highly resonant Sitka Spruce top with scalloped bracing, and the warmth Mahogany back and sides, the result is a tone that is authoritative and clear, with the feel and playability that are both modern and vintage in character.

The modern playability of the new lefty D-18E Standard Series acoustic electric comes from its neck construction. Built with a modern, modified oval neck, with a high performance taper, and a 20 fret Ebony fingerboard, the neck feels both solid and comfortable in your hand, while the finish on the neck is silky smooth and easy to navigate.

Elegant hardware appointments, like open gear tuners with Butterbean knobs, compensated bone saddle and nut, and abalone inlays give this classic D-18 style martin an understated vintage look and tone with a modern feel and silky playability. The southpaw D-18E is also available in Ambertone or 1935 Sunburst for an additional $200.

The left handed Martin D-18E also features Fishman Aura VT Enhance preamp with active EQ which allows you to capture every nuance of warm Mahogany tone from this Dreadnought, and amplify it with professional microphone quality without altering the essential character of its acoustic tone. Whether you plug this left handed D-18E in or play it unplugged, it's going to deliver that vintage Martin tone you're looking for.


  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace, Scalloped
  • Scale Length:25.4"
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut:1 3/4''
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Back & Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
  • 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"
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Brace Size: 5/16"
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Style 18
  • Heel Cap & End Piece: Faux Tortoise
  • 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 Joins Body At 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: N/A
  • Side Dots: White
  • 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
  • Case: Ply Hardshell
  • Electronics: Fishman Aura VT Enhanced

Understated Looks and Vintage Tone With Appointments That are Both Classic and Modern

The left handed Martin D-18E Standard Series acoustic guitar delivers the warm, timeless tone of a Martin Dreadnought, in a newly reimagined package that delivers all of the classic 18-style appointments you would expect, along with updated appointments that give this iconic Dreadnought a modern feel and enhanced playability. Featuring the classic Sitka Spruce-Mahogany tonewood pairing with a modern modified oval neck shape and high performance taper, and Fishman enhanced electronics, this lefty Martin D-18E delivers the warm tone you'd expect with a feel and playability that will have you strumming and picking in total comfort, all day!

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