1951 C. F. Martin D-18


  • Year: 1951
  • Manufacturer: C. F. Martin
  • Model: D-18
  • Case: Hard
  • Color: natural lacquer
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Description: Retrofret Stock # 4892. C. F. Martin D-18 Model Acoustic Guitar (1951), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 120677, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back, sides and neck, spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, brown hard shell case. Overall length is 40 3/8 in. (102.6 cm.), 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). A beautiful, crack-free example; some pickwear to the top mostly into but not through the finish around the fingerboard and some deeper pickwear near the bridge and above the low E string. Very little other wear; small dings and some light scratching overall but compared to many period D-18's this is a very clean guitar. Original early-pattern Kluson deluxe tuners are bright and shiny, super clean back of neck and a perfect correct style refret. A very fine playing and sounding D-18, with a very fine period brown Gibson case. Excellent Condition.