Martin Left Handed D-18 Modern Deluxe Acoustic Guitar
A New Take on a Vintage Martin Combines Classic Tonewoods With Cutting Edge Technology to Produce a Dreadnought You Have to Feel and Hear for Yourself!
The left handed Martin D-18 Modern Deluxe Acoustic guitar is undoubtedly a classic Martin, right down to its dovetail neck joint, the protein glue that’s used in the construction and the Sitka Spruce VTS (Vintage Tone System) Top with Spruce classic X-bracing that has inspired vintage Martin tone for generations. But this D-18 also has ultra-modern and deluxe appointments that make it unlike anything else in the Martin lineup.
This Martin D-18 has all of the vintage Martin tone that you would expect from its Sitka Spruce top and Genuine Mahogany back and sides, but also has additional modern and deluxe appointments that really set it apart including an East Indian Rosewood binding, stylish gold frets, gold finish open-gear tuners and a 1930‘s style script logo pearl inlay on the headstock.
Modern features include a titanium truss rod that reduces the weight of this dreadnought, making it more comfortable to play for long stretches as well as Liquidmetal bridge pins and carbon fiber bride plates designed to boost volume and projection without adding weight. The carbon fiber bridge plates are sandwiched with layers of Adirondack Spruce which really helps enhance the tonal characteristics of the bridge, giving this D-18 added sparkle and a slight increase in volume without increasing the weight.
The lefty modern deluxe D-18 Martin sports a satin finish Mahogany neck with Ebony fingerboard and a high performance taper with a brand new Vintage Deluxe neck shape designed specifically for the Modern Deluxe series. The vintage deluxe neck shape is slightly asymmetrical, providing improved comfort along the entire length of the satin finish neck.
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 with VTS
Neck Shape: Vintage Deluxe
Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper
Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
Top Color: Clear
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Binding: East Indian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32"
Top Inlay Material: Bold Herringbone
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Pin Material: Liquidmetal®
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Bridge Pin Dots: Red Acrylic
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Rosette: Style 28 Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius: 16"
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag Authentic
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: European Flamed Maple
Side Detail: None
Endpiece: European Flamed Maple
Endpiece Inlay: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Satin
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern
Number of Frets Total: 20, Neck Joins Body At 14th Fret
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Side Dots: Abalone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Stylized Script Inlay
Nut Material: Bone
Case: Ply Hardshell
A Louder, Better-Sounding Dreadnought With Deluxe Appointments For a Luxurious Feel
The left handed Martin D-18 Modern Deluxe Acoustic Guitar combines classic construction with luxurious deluxe appointments to create a louder and better sounding Dreadnought that has to be played to be believed. Sporting a classic Sitka Spruce top and classic scalloped X-bracing with dovetail neck joint construction, the Martin D-18 Modern Deluxe also adds space age materials like a titanium truss rod, Carbon Fiber bridge plates and Liquidmetal bridge pins for a lighter Dreadnought with a louder sound. All of the volume and projection you’d expect from a Martin D-18 with a modern neck shape and deluxe appointments like gold frets and gold finish open gear tuners make this Martin lefty D-18 a dreadnought with a truly luxurious feel.
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