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Martin D-18 Authentic 1939

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Here to remind you why you fell in love with Martins in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed in 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 the Martin museum, this guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, and 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.

Specs:


Make: Martin

Model: D18 Authentic 1939

Body Size: D-14 Fret 

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint, Hide Glue

Bracing: Scalloped, Rearward Shifted X Bracing, Adirondack Spruce

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce with VTS

Back and Side Wood: Mahogany

Finish: Vintage Gloss

Scale Length: 25.4”

Nut Width: 1 11/16”

Neck Shape: Authentic 1939

Neck Taper: Standard Taper

Binding: Faux Tortoise

Top Inlay: Multi Stripe

Pickguard: Faux Tortoise

Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi Stripe

Bridge: Authentic Belly, Ebony

Saddle: Glue In Long Saddle, Bone

Bridge Pins: Plastic

Back Strip: Madagascar Rosewood

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Neck Finish: Vintage Gloss

Fingerboard: Ebony

Frets: 20

Fingerboard Inlay: Old Style 18, Abalone

Fingerboard Binding: None

Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear, Butterbean Knobs

Nut Material: Bone

Case: Martin Ply Hardshell

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