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 mids. Martin Standard Series guitars continue the tradition of vintage styling and elegant craftsmanship that have made playing a Martin an amazing experience.
The Martin D-18 Standard Series 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 D-18 Standard Series acoustic 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 an understated vintage look and tone with a modern feel and silky playability.
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Bracing: Forward-Shifted X-Brace Scalloped
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 & Endpiece: 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
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
Understated Looks and Vintage Tone With Appointments That are at Once Classic and Modern
The Martin D-18 Standard Series acoustic guitar brings the warm, timeless tone of a Martin Dreadnought, in a newly re-imagined package that delivers all of the classic 18-style appointments you would expect, along with some 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, this Martin D-18 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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