Martin D-18 Modern Deluxe
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
HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Stylized Script Inlay
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
CASE: Ply Hardshell