Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Used

CF Martin
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Sold originally by us - this guitar is an absolute cannon of a guitar! In superb condition with original hard case.

Having seen the new 'Authentic' range at NAMM 2013, we had to get one of these stunning guitars in!  Meticulusly replicated using state of the art technology, and the best craftmanship, these guitars are as close to an original Martin you'll ever get.  Huge amounts of volume, and days of sustain, they're some of the best guitars we've played.

"Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics 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 our museum, this guitar features 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".

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Phone: 01376 553 016
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Product Specifications


Model: D-18 Authentic 1939
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Old Style 18
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1939 Rear-Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Back Purfling: Madagascar Rosewood(D28 Pattern)
Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Endpiece: Tortoise Color - Brown(1939 Shape)
Endpiece Inlay: none
Binding: Tortoise Color - Brown
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: none
Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1939 Barrel & Heel
Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory
Headstock: Solid/1939 Taper
Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood/Large Golden Era Style
Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number Of Frets Clear: 14
Number Of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 - 1939(Abalone)
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly - Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Long Fossilized Ivory
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel 4060 w/Butterbean Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: Black
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
Case: 545V Harptone
Interior Label: none
Electronics: none
Other Options: Available left-handed at no additional charge