Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Acoustic Guitar - Natural

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Martin's Take:

Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1939 D-18 in our museum, this guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, using an authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern. Period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments, with an Authentic neck barrel and heel, complete this piece. Martin’s new VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS) is employed for the top and braces. The new Martin VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

Standard Specifications

General Info

Brand: Martin
Model: D-18 Authentic 1939
Color: Natural
Serial: N/A
Weight: Call
Condition: New



Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Back and Sides Material: Genuine Mahogany
Finish: Vintage Gloss



Material: Genuine Mahogany
Finish: Vintage Gloss
Fingerboard Material/Radius: Ebony, 16"
Frets (Number): 20
Inlays: Old Style 18 Abalone
Nut (Material and Width): Bone, 1.69"
Scale Length: 25.4"

Authentic 1939



Pickups:  N/A
Pickup Switching: N/A
Controls: N/A



Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
Bridge: Ebony
Pickguard:  Tortoise Pattern
Control Knobs: N/A
Hardware Finish: Nickel



Ply Hardshell Case

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