Description

1945 Martin D-18 in good condition. This is from early 1945 and one of the first few hundred guitars to receive the new tapered bracing. The bracing is heavily tapered and quite light. All original inside including the bridge plate. Crack free except for the ubiquitous pick-guard shrinkage crack. Has original full height ebony bridge. Ebony fingerboard has original brass frets and original ivory nut. Neck has ebony reinforcement no T-bar. Top is refinished with nitro and has not been sanded thin finish on rest of guitar is original. Never had a neck rest and does not need one, a rarity. Tuners are period correct yoda head style but not original. The combination of heavily tapered bracing and Sitka spruce top make for a powerful clear and punchy instrument. The midrange has a well defined attack and plenty of cut. A fine instrument for the bluegrass player who wants to be heard. These transitional models have earned higher regard recent years and fairly so. Includes hard case.

Year Condition Case
1945 Good Hard

$8,999

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