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Martin Custom Shop D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS Aged Natural

$8,399.00
Article number: M2817379
Financing available with Affirm
Delivery time: Fedex 2-Day Delivery Included

Description

Martin Custom Shop D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS Aged Natural


- Authorized Dealer - This item is Brand New with Full Factory Warranty.

- The photos shown are of the actual instrument being sold.

- Our luthiers at Fuller's Guitar thoroughly inspect and set up each instrument to factory specification action and neck relief prior to shipping to make sure that your new instrument is gig-ready right out of the box.

- Buy risk-free with our 14 day return policy (full refund, less shipping). Check out our shop policies for more details.


1937 was an excellent year for guitars, with a perfect storm of craftsmanship, innovation, and materials. This Authentic Series replication of a 1937 D-18 stays true to the original with hide glue construction and historically accurate detailing. This guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top, and it includes an Authentic circa 1937 bracing pattern. Plus, it adds the VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS) that ages the wood to replicate the sound of a vintage Martin. Martin's craftspeople can recreate the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar and reproduce the particular tones previously reserved for vintage instruments. Now Martin has reintroduced a more accurate body profile based on dreadnought shapes from the early Golden Era of Martin's history. The result is a tactile, visual, and auditory experience that will transport you all the way back to the 1930s. And we know you’re going to like it there.


Specifications

Overview
Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Guitar Strings Phosphor Bronze - Medium
Body Size: Authentic D-14 Fret
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1937 Forward-Shifted X-Brace
Scale Length: 25.4"
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Neck Shape: Authentic 1937
Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
Electronics: None

Top
Top Color: Vintage Toner
Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged
Binding: Brown Tortoise Pattern
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/4''
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Bridge Material: Ebony
Top Detail: Aged
Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic - Aged
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern Aged
Pickguard Inlay: None
Saddle: Bone
Rosette: Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius: 16"

Body
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Detail: Aged
Back Purfling/Strip: Dark Mahogany
Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: Ebony
Side Detail: Aged
Endpiece: Brown Tortoise Pattern
Side Inlay Material: None

Neck
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss - Aged
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4''
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
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid

Headstock
Headstock Shape: Solid with 1937 Taper
Tuning Machines: Aged Waverly Nickel Open Back
Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood
Knob: Butterbean
Headplate Logo Style: Authentic Style CFM Script Overlay
Nut Material: Bone
Headplate Binding Material: None
Headplate Detail: Aged

Misc
Case: Hardshell
Left Handed Availability: true
Label: None

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