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Martin 2007 D-18 Authentic 1937 Acoustic #1210832 - Used  From Martin

Martin's recreation of their 1937 D-18 model dreadnought  


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Condition: Used, Great

We don't get D-18s that are this nice in the shop everyday! Big, bold, and powerful would be the first words that come to mind with this fantastic dreadnought and if you're looking for a Martin that was built after 2000 but is much more inspired by their vintage builds then this 1937 Authentic should be on your radar. This guitar has a very open vintage tone and strumming all 6 strings yields great individual note separation and a familiar warm tone that will keep you playing long into the evenings. Whether you're a bluegrass player looking for a new #1 or someone looking for a dreadnought with some serious punch this D-18 will be sure to put a smile on your face!

Dreadnought Comparison: Martin D18 vs Boucher Bluegrass Goose

In this video, Sound Pure Acoustic Guitar Specialists Barrett Brooks compares 2 dreadnoughts: a Martin 2007 D-18 Authentic 1937, and a Boucher Bluegrass Goose.

Manufacturer's Description from Martin

C.F. Martin & Co. ® has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years.  It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder.

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For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.?s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker?s craft. In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C. F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially evident today at Martin?s expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The story behind one of America?s most famous guitars began on January 31, 1796, in Markneukirchen, Germany, with the birth of Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. Born into a long line of cabinet makers, Christian Frederick took up the family craft at the early age of 15, when he left his hometown and traveled to Vienna to apprentice with Johann Stauffer, a renowned guitar maker.


Serial Number: 1210832

Year: 2007

Model: D-18 Authentic 1937

Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

Body Size: D-14 Fret

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Rosette: Old Style 18

Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ”X” Scalloped (Authentic Style), Forward Shifted

Top Braces: Adirondack Spruce

Back and Sides: Mahogany

Back Purfling: Solid Brazilian Rosewood Strip

Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany

Endpiece: Delmar Tortoise Color in a Narrow 1937 Shape – Brown

Binding: Black Boltaron

Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Neck Shape: Authentic 1937 Barrel & Heel

Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory

Headstock: Solid/Square Taper

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: 1-3/4”

Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4”

Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18

Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss

Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner

Finish Neck: Polished Gloss

Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony

Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Long Saddle

Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16”

Saddle: 16” Radius/Long Fossilized Ivory

Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel w/ Oval Buttons

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

Bridge & End Pins: Solid Black Ebony

Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color – Beveled (Under Finish)

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