MARTIN D 18 2018

D-18

Understated looks, timeless tone. The warm tone of mahogany and authentic Sitka spruce couple with resonant scalloped bracing under the hood for a sound that’s honest, authoritative, and clear. Vintage details like open-geared tuners and classic 18-style appointments pair with a modern, low profile neck for an old-soul sound in a brand-new body.


Specifications Overview

Body Size:

D-14 Fret

Finish Top:

Gloss

Construction:

Dovetail Neck Joint

Back & Side Finish:

Gloss

Bracing Pattern:

Forward Shifted X Brace

Scale Length:

25.4″

Brace Shape:

Scalloped

Fingerboard Width At Nut:

1 3/4”

Top Material:

Sitka Spruce

Neck Shape:

Modified Low Oval

Back Material:

Genuine Mahogany

Neck Taper:

High Performance Taper

Side Material:

Genuine Mahogany

Electronics:

Optional

Top

Top Color:

Aging Toner

Bridge Style:

Modern Belly – Drop in Saddle

Binding:

Faux Tortoise

Bridge String Spacing:

2 5/32″

Top Inlay Material:

Multi-Stripe

Bridge Material:

Ebony

Top Detail:

N/A

Bridge Pin Material:

Black Plastic

Pickguard:

Faux Tortoise

Bridge Pin Dots:

N/A

Pickguard Inlay:

N/A

Saddle:

Compensated Bone

Rosette:

Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe

Saddle Radius:

16″

Body

Brace Material:

Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides Color:

Dark Mahogany

Brace Size:

5/16″

Back Detail:

N/A

Back Purfling/Strip:

Style 18

Back Inlay Material:

N/A

Heelcap:

Faux Tortoise

Side Detail:

N/A

Endpiece:

Faux Tortoise

Side Inlay Material:

N/A

Endpiece Inlay:

N/A

Neck

Neck Material:

Select Hardwood

Fingerboard Material:

Ebony

Finish Neck:

Satin

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:

2 1/8”

Neck Color:

Dark Mahogany

Fingerboard Inlay Style:

Old Style 18

Number of Frets Total:

20

Fingerboard Inlay Material:

Abalone

Neck Joins Body At:

14th Fret

Fingerboard Binding Material:

N/A

Side Dots:

White

Recommended Strings:

Headstock

Headstock Shape:

Solid with Square Taper

Tuning Machines:

Nickel Open Gear

Headplate Material:

East Indian Rosewood

Knob:

Butterbean

Headplate Logo Style:

Script Old Style Overlay

Nut Material:

Bone

Headplate Binding Material:

N/A

Misc

Case:

Ply Hardshell

Left Handed Availability:

Yes

Label:

N/A

Pleked:

Yes