This late 1955 Martin D-18 (146852) has a much richer tone and greater response in the bass than I thought possible from a D-18 of this vintage. Dark reddish-brown Sitka spruce top with two repaired cracks near widest part of bass side lower bout edge, repaired 6" treble side crack near heel, repaired 3" treble side waist. Deep buckle rash on the back. Neck reset and refret with epoxy fill in divots in the area of the first 3 frets. Replacement ebony bridge pins and bone bridge saddle, with originals in the case pocket. Some color added to areas of bare pickwear on the top around pickguard and fingerboard extension areas. Moderate to heavy play wear in areas. Good saddle height. A fine flatpicking or bluegrass guitar. With hard case.
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