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Martin D-18 Modern Deluxe

by Martin
$3,399.00

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The D-18 Modern Deluxe is a new take on Martin Vintage. This guitar is packed with custom features and modern technology that you have to see, feel, and hear for yourself. The vintage appointments include a Sitka spruce Vintage Tone System (VTS) top, a dovetail neck joint, and natural protein glue construction that give it the rich, fully aged Martin tone that has inspired generations. The look is unlike anything in our production line to date with East Indian rosewood binding, stylish gold frets, gold open-gear tuners, and a unique 1930s style script logo inlaid in pearl on the headstock. Some ultra-modern features include a titanium truss rod, Liquidmetal® bridge pins with red dots, and a composite carbon fiber bridgeplate that boosts volume without adding weight. And we’ve included a new neck shape that is slightly asymmetrical for maximum hand comfort up and down the fretboard. This guitar is anything but standard.



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: Multi-Stripe

BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony

BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Liquidmetal®

PICKGUARD: Tortoise Pattern

BRIDGE PIN DOTS: Red Acrylic

SADDLE: Compensated 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: Style 18

HEELCAP: East Indian Rosewood

ENDPIECE: East Indian Rosewood

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: Old Style 18

NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20

FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Abalone

NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret

SIDE DOTS: Abalone

HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper

TUNING MACHINES: Gold Open Gear

HEADPLATE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood

KNOB: Butterbean

HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Stylized Script Inlay

NUT MATERIAL: Bone

CASE: Ply Hardshell

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.