Martin D-18H


Product Code: GF3624

$ 250,000.00

In 1934, Martin's dreadnought models went from a 12-fret neck to a 14-fret, but the standard for Hawaiian models remained 12-fret. This 1934 D-18H is one of only three made by Martin, and it has been converted to standard (aka Spanish-style) setup. if that's not historically important enough, it was owned and used extensively by Norman Blake. It was Blake's guitar of choice for his Homespun instructional Norman Blake's Guitar Techniques. It's on the cover of Flatpickin' in the Kitchen (with Tut Taylor) and While Passing Along This Way (with Nancy Blake). He also played it on Whiskey Before Breakfast (though it was not on the album cover). 


  • Top Wood - Adirondack Spruce
  • Back/Side Wood - Mahogany 
  • Fingerboard Wood - Ebony
  • Scale Length - 25.4"
  • Pickup(s) - None
  • Case - 

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All products have a 48 hour approval period. You must notify us immediately after the 48 hour has expired and the item must be returned to Carter Vintage Guitars within 7 days after notifying the store. Carter Vintage Guitars is not responsible for any return shipping costs. Items returned outside of the approval period window will be subject to a restocking fee (up to 15%). Items must be returned in the same condition as they left the store. New items must be returned with any and all factory packaging that was included with the product.

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