Martin Authentic Series guitars are modeled after immaculate examples of vintage Martin guitars kept in the Martin Museum. Meticulously reproduced vintage Martin Authentic Series instruments all feature historically accurate appointments and craftsmanship that remain true to the origins of these much sought-after instruments.
The Martin D-18 Authentic Aged 1939 acoustic guitar represents an iconic piece of Martin guitar history, with a focused tone that suits a wide variety of musical styles and instrumental pairings. Featuring a solid Adirondack Spruce top with solid mahogany back and sides, the Martin D-18 Authentic Aged 1939 delivers amazing projection and great note definition with a well-balanced tonal range and a focused low frequency response that is tight and never boomy.
Featuring classic dovetail neck construction with a genuine Mahogany neck, authentic 1939 neck shape and standard neck taper, the D-18 Authentic Aged 1939 faithfully reproduces the look and feel of a legendary Depression Era D-18.
The tonewoods in this Martin Authentic Aged Dreadnought were first authentically aged to sound like they have been played on for 80 years, and then treated with Martin’s Vintage Tone System (VTS) which ages the timbers to a specific time period, in this case the Depression Era, when so many of Martin’s most sought after instruments were originally manufactured. Martin has also distressed this Martin D-18 Authentic Aged 1939 inside and out, resulting in a period correct tactile, visual and auditory replica of a 1930‘s Dreadnought.
Other period-accurate appointments include authentic circa 1939 scalloped bracing pattern, authentic 1939 neck barrel and heel, Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and old style 18 abalone inlays, bone nut and saddle and authentic period correct hide glue construction making this Martin Authentic Dreadnought true to Martin’s long heritage.
The Martin D-18 Authentic Aged 1939 reminds the world of why we all fell in love with Martin Dreadnoughts in the first place. This meticulously accurate D-18 replica captures the legendary look, feel and tone of one of history’s most prized musical instruments with aged timbers, and methodical distressing that gives it the look and feel of an authentic 1930‘s instrument. With period correct appointments like hide glue construction, Adirondack spruce top, authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern, and authentic 1939 neck barrel and heel, the Martin D-18 Authentic aged 1939 faithfully captures the look, sound and spirit of a true American original!