Summary: The D-18, one of Martin's most popular dreadnought models, features a 14-fret body and mahogany back and sides. This 1956 D-18 has that loud, dry woody sound you only get from a 60+ year old mahogany guitar, with that signature Martin boom on the bottom end. The 1950s are a sought-after decade for Martins and this guitar is a perfect example of that.

Body: Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany back/sides.

Neck: Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard, 25.5” scale length, 1 11/16” nut width, 20 frets, pearl dot inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Original Kluson Deluxe tuning keys, bone nut/saddle, Rosewood bridge, tortoiseshell pickguard.

Cosmetics: This guitar is in excellent vintage condition. It has cracks on the top that have been professionally cleated, and the neck was reset with the utmost care by a professional luthier. It has various nicks, dings, and scratches throughout (See Photos Please). The frets are in great shape. This guitar has been setup with low comfortable action and has a beautiful sound.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Modifications: Neck reset, cleated cracks on the top of the body.

Weight: 4.225 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships in the original case (broken handle), professionally packaged, and fully insured.
Empire Guitars RI

Empire Guitars RI

Very Good
11 Years
Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
Providence, RI
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