Sold out


Martin Authentic Series D-18 1937 Acoustic Guitar

Experience the timeless brilliance of music history with the Martin Authentic Series D-18 1937 Acoustic Guitar, available at Acoustic Centre – your ultimate destination for musical inspiration. Transport yourself back to the pivotal year of 1937, a year of unparalleled craftsmanship, innovation, and artistic exploration in the world of guitars. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this masterpiece faithfully replicates the iconic 1937 D-18, capturing the essence of that era's musical magic.

Indulge in the warmth of genuine Mahogany back and sides, paired with an Adirondack Spruce top treated with Martin's innovative VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS) for a vintage tonal character. Every note resonates with historical accuracy, thanks to the Authentic circa 1937 bracing pattern and meticulously recreated "18" Authentic-style appointments. The Authentic neck barrel and heel, along with the Ebony fretboard adorned with Abalone inlays, invite your fingers to glide effortlessly, unlocking a world of sonic possibilities.

Embrace the legacy of 1937 with this remarkable instrument, available now at Acoustic Centre. Experience the allure of the past while enjoying the convenience of modern free shipping and impeccable service. Our commitment to quality and musical excellence makes Acoustic Centre your go-to music store for all your acoustic dreams. Discover the Martin Authentic Series D-18 1937 Acoustic Guitar and embark on a musical journey that transcends time.

Body Size: Authentic D-14 Fret Finish Top: Vintage Gloss Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss Bracing Pattern: 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 Color: Clear Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle Binding: Brown Tortoise Pattern Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/4'' Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe Bridge Material: Ebony Top Detail: None Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern Bridge Pin Dots: None Pickguard Inlay: None Saddle: Bone Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe Saddle Radius: 16"


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


Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany Fingerboard Material: Ebony Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss 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 Shape: Solid with 1937 Taper Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel Open Back Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood Knob: Butterbean Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay Nut Material: Bone Headplate Binding Material: None


Case: Ply Hardshell Label: None

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

Zip Money - Buy Now, Pay Later.

We offer 3 Months interest free on purchases under $1000, and 6 Months interest free on purchases over $1000.

Click here for more information and Application form - it only takes a minute!

Studio 19 RentalsWe rent the things people love.

Studio19 Rentals operates Australia’s foremost in-store Rental program for musical instrument retailers, and allows you to have the gear of your dreams now for a low monthly price. 

Studio19 offers:

  •  Low monthly payments
  •  Apply to buy at any time
  •  Protection plan available
  •  Return anytime after the minimum rental period
  •  No ongoing account keeping fees or charges

Click here  for more details.

We endeavour to show the actual instrument in stock whenever possible, but the guitar in stock may differ slightly from the one shown on our website. Materials used can look different from guitar to guitar, including timber grain and colour, parts colours and finishing. If an instrument is a one-of-a-kind or preowned guitar, the picture will always be of the actual guitar in stock, but production models may have slight variations to the picture shown.

If you're after a particular look, feel free to email us at or send us a message through our chat service to request photos of the actual guitar in stock. We are more than happy to send through pictures of all in-stock guitars, to make your choice easier.

Please note that returns will not be accepted for variations in timber grain /  colouring, finish variations and parts colouring, unless there is a fault with the instrument. If you have any questions at all regarding an instrument's appearance, just drop us a line - we're always happy to send photos, and if we have more than one instrument in stock you'll be able to choose the exact guitar that you receive!

Like this? Try these!