MARTIN D 18 2017

The Basics

The D-18 Dreadnought features a sleek, modern High Performance Neck for enhanced playability. The D-18 adds a Sitka spruce top to the genuine mahogany back and sides. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player. Available with a sunburst or ambertone shaded top for an additional $250.

Model:D-18 Specs

ConstructionGenuine Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint


Body Size:D-14 Fret


Top:Solid Sitka Spruce


Rosette:Style 18


Top Bracing Pattern:Standard ”X” Scalloped, Forward Shifted


Top Braces:Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16”


Back Material:Genuine Mahogany


Back Purfling:Style 18


Side Material:Genuine Mahogany


Endpiece:Delmar Tortoise Color


Endpiece Inlay:none


Binding:Tortoise Color


Top Inlay Style:Multiple Black/White Boltaron


Side Inlay:none


Back Inlay:none


Neck Material:Select Hardwood


Neck Shape:Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper


Nut Material:Bone


Headstock:Solid/Square Taper


Headplate:Solid East Indian Rosewood / Large Old Style Logo


Heelcap:Tortoise Color


Fingerboard Material:Solid Black Ebony


Scale Length:25.4”


Number of Frets Clear:14


Number of Frets Total:20


Fingerboard Width at Nut:1-3/4”


Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret:2-1/8”


Fingerboard Position Inlays:Old Style 18


Fingerboard Binding:none


Finish Back & Sides:Polished Gloss


Finish Top:Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner


Finish Neck:Satin


Bridge Material:Solid Black Ebony


Bridge Style:1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle


Bridge String Spacing:2-3/16”


Saddle:16” Radius/Compensated/Bone


Tuning Machines:Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs


Recommended Strings:Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)


Bridge & End Pins:Black


Pickguard:Delmar Tortoise Color


Case:445 Hardshell


Interior Label:none


Electronics:Optional


Other Options:Available left-handed at no additional charge


Other Comments:All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice.