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Description

SN 1104550. The earliest builds of the D-18 Authentic 1937 came out of the Martin Repair Shop where they utilized their knowledge of vintage instruments and crafted replica guitars in very small batches. This one was the 12th built; the fourth guitar of three batches of four. It has the coveted offset bridge plate like the original 1937. It’s a very dynamic guitar with lots of power and headroom, superb bass and midrage. There’s plenty of cut for a jam or acoustic string band where it would shine in both rhythm and leads.

It has a wide grain Adi top with vintage with repro belly bride and vintage style pick-guard. Scalloped forward X bracing. Honduran mahogany back and sides with simple black binding and b/w trim on the top. Mahogany neck with T-bar reinforcement and unbound ebony fretboard with graduated dots. Rosewood face plate of the head-stock with vintage-style decal. Tuners are Martin’s G-98 look alike with contoured buttons. Almost 20 years old, the finish is starting to settle into the grain. There is one small crack in the treble-side waist – either key crack – that has been well repaired and stabilized. The finish has been worn off part of the pick-guard and there are a few marks on the back. Otherwise it’s very clean. Vigorously played but well cared for.

The case is a very high quality Martin branded model with light brown leather-like exterior and Cabernet padded felt interior. It’s likely original. This would be a great guitar for someone who loves that dark, growly vintage tone but doesn’t want to take their $75,000 prewar D-18 to the Grange for a gig.

CONSIGNMENT

Specs:
Top: Adirondack Spruce
Band & Sides: Honduran Mahogany
Bridge & Fretboard: Ebony
Appointments: Graduated dots, simple b/w rosette & trim
Nut width: 1-3/4”
String spacing: 2-5/16”
Body width: 15-1/2”
Depth: 4-13/16”
Scale length: 25.5”
Case: OHSC

Jet City Guitars, LLC

Jet City Guitars, LLC

2005
C. F. Martin
Excellent
Natural
Original Hard
23 Years
Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
4:51 PM
By Appointment.

Payment is by personal check or money order. Payment in full, including shipping and insurance, is required before shipment. Personal checks must clear your bank. Please specify preferred shipping method when you order the instrument and we will calculate the exact price for you.

We represent the instruments as accurately as we can. All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.

All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.