Martin D-18 Spruce & Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar


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Although almost overlooked by bluegrass and country players for being “too bassy” in the early-mid 1930s when it was initially introduced (as the D-1), the Martin D-18 and its popularity quickly skyrocketed after recognition by virtuoso players like Bill Monroe in the 1940s. Not only did the Martin dreadnoughts increase in adoration during this time, but were shortly after deemed the only guitars able to produce the indispensible power and clarity needed for laying the rhythmic foundation of driving music. Almost 80 years later, this still rings true in classic form with the Martin D-18. Rife with the trademark elements that made this model timeless like its dreadnought body, Solid Sitka Spruce top, and Mahogany back and sides, it also features a few modern updates like a High Performance Neck for enhanced versatility and playability. This is a brand new guitar that ships with a 445 hardshell case and limited lifetime warranty. Please feel free to give us a call toll free or live chat with us if you have any questions about this exceptional instrument.   

Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Sides: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Rosette: Style 18
Top Bracing: Standard “X” Scalloped, Forward Shifted Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16”
Binding: Tortoise Color
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1-3/4”
Fingerboard: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4”
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Bridge & End Pins: Black
Case: 445 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.