Martin D-18GE Adirondack/Mahogany Guitar #1918285 - Used  From Martin

A beautiful "Golden Era" Martin D-18 with Adirondack Spruce.

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What We Think

Golden Era is right!  A killer vintage sound at modern pricing.  If you're a fan of Martin's Authentic series, this is an extremely similar instrument at about half the price.  Our luthier did some fret/setup work to get this one to 100% but the neck, neck angle, bridge, etc. are all looking great.  Great stuff!

 

Condition: Used, Good

Manufacturer's Description from Martin

C.F MARTIN & CO. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 175 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.

The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings. These include the Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ line - the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, and the Martin SP line - which uses an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.

Martin guitars and Martin Strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to the movies; on Broadway and in books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere.  

 

Martin and Co.

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.

Specifications

Model: D-18GE

Year: 2015

Serial: 1918285

Body Size: D-14 Fret

Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint

Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace

Brace Shape: Scalloped

Top Material: Adirondack Spruce

Back Material: Genuine Mahogany

Side Material: Genuine Mahogany

Finish Top: Gloss

Back & Side Finish: Gloss

Scale Length: 25.4"

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Neck Shape: Modified V

Neck Taper: Standard Taper

Electronics: None

Top Color: Aging Toner

Binding: Black

Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe

Top Detail: None

Pickguard: Faux Tortoise

Pickguard Inlay: None

Rosette: Multi-Stripe

Bridge Style 1930 Style Belly - Glue in Long Saddle

Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/16"

Bridge Material: Ebony

Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic

Bridge Pin Dots: None

Saddle: Bone

Saddle Radius: 16"

Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce

Brace Size: 5/16"

Back Purfling/Strip: Style 18

Heelcap: Ebony

Endpiece: Faux Tortoise

Endpiece Inlay: None

Back & Sides Color: Dark Mahogany

Back Detail: None

Back Inlay Material: None

Side Detail: None

Side Inlay Material: None

Neck Material: Select Hardwood

Finish Neck: Satin

Neck Color: Dark Mahogany

Number of Frets: 20

Neck Joins Body at: 14th Fret

Side Dots: Yellow

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4"

Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18

Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone

Fingerboard Binding Material: None

Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper

Headplate Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay

Headplate Binding Material: None

Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear

Knob: Butterbean

Nut Material: Bone

Case: Hardshell