Martin Custom Shop Expert D-18 1937 'Ambertone Stage 1 Aged' Acoustic Guitar

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

Introducing the Martin Custom Shop Expert D-18 1937 'Ambertone Stage 1 Aged' Acoustic Guitar, a masterpiece blending vintage allure with modern craftsmanship. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this guitar embodies the sonic excellence of Martin's Authentic Series while boasting the practicality of a reliable workhorse instrument. With its iconic D 14-Fret body and premium Adirondack top, it delivers a bold, balanced tone that resonates with timeless elegance.

Experience the holy grail vibe of Martin's proprietary Vintage Low Gloss process, featuring aging toner and Stage 1 lightly aged finish. The genuine mahogany back and sides, combined with hide glue construction and Adirondack bracing, ensure unparalleled resonance and sustain. Equipped with a 1-3/4" bone nut, bone saddle, and Waverly open-back tuners, this guitar offers exceptional playability and tuning stability for discerning musicians.

Limited availability, unlimited inspiration. Elevate your performance with the Martin Custom Shop Expert D-18 1937 'Ambertone Stage 1 Aged' Acoustic Guitar—an heirloom-quality instrument that sets a new benchmark for craftsmanship and tone.

  • Iconic D 14-Fret Body
  • Premium Adirondack Top
  • Aging Toner with Stage 1 Aging 
  • Genuine Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Hide Glue Construction w/ Cloth Strips
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Adirondack Bracing
  • 1-3/4" Bone Nut
  • 25.5" Scale
  • Bone Saddle 
  • Natural Vintage Low Gloss Finish
  • Waverly Open Back Tuners
  • Product Code #2810365
  • Stock Code 10CE-13 D18AUTHENTIC1937
  • UPC #729789651639


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.

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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!

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