A true working musicians guitar, the Martin D-18 is without question one of the most iconic guitars in music history. Combining a roots style vintage voiced tone and timeless looks, the D-18 has been the go to dreadnought for players of folk, bluegrass, rock and just about everything else since it was first released in 1931. With a Sitka Spruce top and solid Mahogany, the D-18 has a clear and refined sound with plenty of top end sparkle and resonant warmth on the low end. The clear and open sound is no doubt helped by the vintage inspired scalloped bracing, offering the kind of projection that has become a trademark of one of the worlds finest Dreadnought guitars.
The Martin D-18 pairs its classic sound with traditionally understated looks. The simple 18 series rosette and back purfling are much the same as they have been since Martin's pre war period, and the inclusion of features such as a belly down Ebony bridge and butterbean tuners stay true to the roots of this historic model. The Martin D-18 still sounds and looks as good as it did throughout the last century, and is the perfect instrument to make your own history with.
Condition / Originality:
This guitar is in very good original condition and includes its original Martin branded hard shell case.