A new guitar that looks and sounds like it’s been played for 80 years, the Aged version of the acclaimed D-18 Authentic 1939 includes all of the goodness that comes with Martin’s Authentic Series instruments, like hide glue construction and hand-scalloped X-bracing—plus the Vintage Tone System (VTS) that ages the wood to replicate the sound of a vintage Martin. But we didn’t stop there. We’ve now taken this amazing model and methodically, painstakingly distressed it, inside and out, in all the right places. 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. Stock is limited.
SPECIFICATIONS OVERVIEW BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret FINISH TOP: Vintage Gloss - Aged CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction BACK & SIDE FINISH: Vintage Gloss - Aged BRACING PATTERN: Authentic 1939 Rearward-Shifted X-Brace SCALE LENGTH: 25.4" BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 11/16'' TOP MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce with VTS NECK SHAPE: Authentic 1939 BACK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany NECK TAPER: Standard Taper SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany ELECTRONICS: Not Available STRINGS: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Medium - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA550T
TOP TOP COLOR: Modified Vintage Toner BRIDGE STYLE: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged BINDING: Faux Tortoise BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/8'' TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony TOP DETAIL: Aged BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Black Plastic - Aged PICKGUARD: Faux Tortoise- Aged BRIDGE PIN DOTS: None PICKGUARD INLAY: None SADDLE: Bone ROSETTE: Multi-Stripe SADDLE RADIUS: 16"
BODY BRACE MATERIAL:Adirondack Spruce with VTS BACK & SIDES COLOR: Dark Mahogany BRACE SIZE: 5/16" BACK DETAIL: Aged BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Madagascar Rosewood BACK INLAY MATERIAL: None HEELCAP: Ebony SIDE DETAIL: Aged ENDPIECE: Faux Tortoise SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: None ENDPIECE INLAY: None
NECK NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony FINISH NECK: Vintage Gloss - Aged 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 FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: None SIDE DOTS: Grained Ivoroid
HEADSTOCK HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with 1939 Taper TUNING MACHINES: Nickel Open Gear - Aged HEADPLATE MATERIAL: Madagascar Rosewood KNOB: Butterbean HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Golden Era Overlay NUT MATERIAL: Bone HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: None
MISC CASE: Ply Hardshell LEFT HANDED AVAILABILITY: Yes LABEL: None PLEKED: No