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Martin CS D18-12 Addy/Sinker Mahogany Acoustic 1554144-Used  From Martin

2011 Limited edition 12 Fret, slot head, Adirondack/Sinker Mahogany D-18


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What We Think

We'll take these all day long!  Some really, really great thinking (both tonally and aesthetically) went into dreaming up this fantastic dreadnought.  We love how simple and elegant the appointments are--the Madagascar binding, black rosette, fossilized ivory nut and saddle (to name a few!) just invite the eyes to take in the sheer quality of the top, back and sides.  Tonally, this hoss is big, dry, and direct--you just can't beat Addy and the highly precious Sinker Mahogany for that.  The previous owner obviously played this guitar into the open-voiced condition it's in today at the cost of only a couple of dings on the back.  No surprise there--if this Custom Shop magic doesn't make you want to lean in and pick a few, nothing will!    

Condition: Used, Very Good


About Manufacturer

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.


Year: 2011

Serial Number: 1554144

Model: CS D18-12

Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction

Body Size: D-14 Fret

Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce

Rosette: Multiple Black/White Fiber

Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Golden Era Style)

Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''

Back Material: Solid Sinker Mahogany

Back Purfling: Solid Madagascar Rosewood

Side Material: Solid Sinker Mahogany

Solid Madagascar Rosewood

Binding: Solid Madagascar Rosewood

Top Inlay Style: Maple/Black Fiber

Side Inlay: none

Back Inlay: none

Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany

Neck Shape: Special Shape / Hand Carved

Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory

Headstock: Slotted/Round Slots/Square Taper

Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood

Heelcap: Solid Madagascar Rosewood

Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony

Scale Length: 25.4''

Number Of Frets Clear: 12

Number Of Frets Total: 19

Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''

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

Fingerboard Position Inlays:  Abalone Dots

Finish Back & Sides:  Polished Gloss / Thin Finish

Finish Top:  Polished Gloss / Thin Finish

Finish Neck:  Satin

Bridge Material:  Solid Black Ebony

Bridge String Spacing:  2-5/16''

Saddle:  Cut Through, 16'' Radius/Fossilized Ivory

Tuning Machines:  Waverly Nickel Open-Gear w/ Butterbean Knobs

Bridge & End Pins: Fossilized Ivory w/ Black Dots

Pickguard: Tortoise

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