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  • Instrument: Dreadnought

  • Brand: Martin

  • Model: D-18

  • Finish: Natural

  • SKU: GF8096-A

  • Handedness: Right

  • Made In Year: 1954

  • Top: Spruce

  • Back and Sides: Mahogany

  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany/Brazilian Rosewood

  • Bridge Material: Brazilian Rosewood

  • Tuners: Original

  • Neck Profile: Soft V

  • Neck Depth: 0.90" - 1.05"

  • Scale Length: 25.5"

  • Nut Width: 1.70"

  • String Spacing at Saddle: 2.19"

  • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): Y

  • Electronics: N/A

  • Case: HSC

  • Modifications/Repairs: Neck reset, refret, bridge re-glue, b-string crack cleated, replaced bridge pins, replaced strap pin, replaced saddle.

  • 1 9/16”: 1.563”

  • 1 5/8”: 1.625”

  • 1 11/16”: 1.688”

  • 1 3/4”: 1.750”

  • 1 7/8”: 1.875”

When it comes to flatpicking, it’s tough to beat an old Martin D-18! This example from 1953 is perfectly played in, with the sort of playing wear reserved for the best sounding guitars out there. This instrument is dry and punchy, with a beautiful clarity often present in Martins from this era. Straight-braced, this guitar has plenty of balance, volume and responsiveness. While traditionally used as a bluegrass flatpicking machine, this D-18 is equally suited to folky strumming and fingerpicking a-la Bob Dylan.

This example is in very good overall condition and has undergone the following repairs: neck reset, refret, bridge re-glue, cleated b-string crack, replaced bridge pins, replaced strap pin, replaced saddle.

HSC included.

Martin D-18 1954, Natural

$10,000

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    Description

    When it comes to flatpicking, it’s tough to beat an old Martin D-18! This example from 1953 is perfectly played in, with the sort of playing wear reserved for the best sounding guitars out there. This instrument is dry and punchy, with a beautiful clarity often present in Martins from this era. Straight-braced, this guitar has plenty of balance, volume and responsiveness. While traditionally used as a bluegrass flatpicking machine, this D-18 is equally suited to folky strumming and fingerpicking a-la Bob Dylan.

    This example is in very good overall condition and has undergone the following repairs: neck reset, refret, bridge re-glue, cleated b-string crack, replaced bridge pins, replaced strap pin, replaced saddle.

    HSC included.

    Spec
    • Instrument: Dreadnought

    • Brand: Martin

    • Model: D-18

    • Finish: Natural

    • SKU: GF8096-A

    • Handedness: Right

    • Made In Year: 1954

    • Top: Spruce

    • Back and Sides: Mahogany

    • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany/Brazilian Rosewood

    • Bridge Material: Brazilian Rosewood

    • Tuners: Original

    • Neck Profile: Soft V

    • Neck Depth: 0.90" - 1.05"

    • Scale Length: 25.5"

    • Nut Width: 1.70"

    • String Spacing at Saddle: 2.19"

    • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): Y

    • Electronics: N/A

    • Case: HSC

    • Modifications/Repairs: Neck reset, refret, bridge re-glue, b-string crack cleated, replaced bridge pins, replaced strap pin, replaced saddle.

    • 1 9/16”: 1.563”

    • 1 5/8”: 1.625”

    • 1 11/16”: 1.688”

    • 1 3/4”: 1.750”

    • 1 7/8”: 1.875”

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