The D-18 Modern Deluxe is a modernized take on vintage Martin guitars. Its tone is truly something to behold, thanks to authentic vintage appointments that include a Sitka Spruce VTS (Vintage Tone System) top, a dovetail neck joint, and protein glue construction for lively, resonant tone. The genuine mahogany back/sides lay the perfect tonal foundation for the Sitka Spruce VTS top, so you get crisp highs, powerful lows, and well-defined mids, making the D-18 Modern Deluxe an exceptional player for a variety of acoustic styles. And with gold frets, East Indian rosewood binding, gold open gear tuners, and a pearl 1930s-style script headstock logo, this guitar has a gorgeous, unique look to it. It also has a range of modern features that make this D-18 play remarkably well, such as Liquidmetal bridge pins and a composite carbon fiber bridgeplate. The most significant modern feature of this guitar, however, is the new asymmetrical Vintage Deluxe neck shape, which provides maximum comfort throughout the fretboard. If you're looking for the perfect combination of vintage Martin tone and modern playability and feel, then the D-18 Modern Deluxe is the right choice.
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: Faux Tortoise
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: mDark 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: mDark 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
Why We Love Martin
Every Martin Guitar is a piece of music history. Inventors of the dreadnought guitar style, the Martin Guitar Company has built a legacy developing the world’s most coveted acoustic instruments for over 180 years. When you buy a Martin, you are buying an heirloom. That’s why we at Cream City Music love this iconic brand.