Martin D-18 '1939 Authentic' Acoustic Guitar

40/AS-D18-1939

Here to remind you why you fell in love with Martin acoustic guitars in the first place, the Authentic series Martins are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1939 D-18 in the Martin museum, this guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, using an authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern. Period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments, with an Authentic neck barrel and heel, complete this piece. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System is employed for the top and braces.

The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments. Comes with a Martin Hard shell case.

Model: D-18 Authentic 1939 Construction: 
Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Top Detail: None
Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe
Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1939 Rearward Shifted X Brace Brace Shape: Scalloped
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Brace Size: 5/16"
Back Material: Genuine Mahogany
Back Detail: None
Back Purfling/Strip: Madagascar Rosewood
Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
Side Detail: None
Endpiece: Faux Tortoise
Endpiece Inlay: None
Binding:Faux Tortoise
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Side Inlay Material: None
Back Inlay Material: None
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1939
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with 1939 Taper
Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood
Headplate Detail: N/A
Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay
Headplate Binding Material: None
Heelcap: Ebony
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss
Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
Finish Top: Vintage Gloss
Top Color: Clear
Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss
Neck Color: Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8''
Saddle: Bone Saddle
Radius: 16" Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
Knob: Butterbean
Bridge Pin Material: None Bridge Pin
Dots: N/A
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Pickguard Inlay: N/A
Case: Ply Hardshell

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