Martin Left Handed D-18 Authentic 1939 Acoustic Guitar

C.F. Martin Guitars

Historically Accurate Replica of a 1939 Martin D-18 Reminds Us of Why We Fell in Love With Martin in the First Place!

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 left handed Martin D-18 Authentic 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 lefty Martin D-18 Authentic 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. 

The tonewoods in this Martin Authentic Dreadnought were 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. Featuring classic dovetail neck construction with a genuine Mahogany neck, authentic 1939 neck shape and standard neck taper, the lefty D-18 Authentic 1939 faithfully reproduces the look and feel of a legendary Depression Era D-18. 

Other period-accurate appointments include authentic circa 1939 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 D-18 Dreadnought true to Martin’s long heritage.  

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  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
  • Back & Side Finish: Vintage Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1939 Rearward-Shifted X-Brace
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 11/16''
  • Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Neck Shape: Authentic 1939
  • Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Taper: Standard Taper
  • Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Electronics: Not Available
  • Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Light - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA540T 
  • Top Color: Clear
  • Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle
  • Binding: Faux Tortoise
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
  • Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Bridge Pin Dots: N/A
  • Pickguard Inlay: N/A
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16"
  • Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Back & Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Brace Size: 5/16"
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Heelcap: Ebony
  • Endpiece: Faux Tortoise
  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
  • Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18
  • Number of Frets Total: 20, Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
  • Headstock Shape: Solid with 1939 Taper
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
  • Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Knob: Butterbean
  • Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Case: Ply Hardshell
  • Left Handed Availability: Yes
  • Label: None
  • Pleked: No

Vintage Styling and Attention to Detail Make This Martin Dreadnought Replica the Real Deal!

The lefty Martin D-18 Authentic 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 period correct appointments like hide glue construction, an Adirondack spruce top, authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern, and authentic 1939 neck barrel and heel, the left handed Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 faithfully captures the look, sound and spirit of a true American original!

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