Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1939 D-18 in our museum, this guitar features mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, using an authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern. Period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments, with an Authentic neck barrel and heel, complete this piece.

Other specifications Include:

Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Old Style 18
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1939 Rear-Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Back Purfling: Madagascar Rosewood(D28 Pattern)
Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Endpiece: Tortoise Color - Brown(1939 Shape)
Endpiece Inlay: none
Binding: Tortoise Color - Brown
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: none
Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1939 Barrel & Heel
Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory
Headstock: Solid/1939 Taper
Headplate: Solid Madagascar Rosewood/Large Golden Era Style
Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18 - 1939(Abalone)
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: Authentic Style Belly - Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing:  2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Long Fossilized Ivory
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel 4060 w/Butterbean Knobs
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: Black
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
Case: 545V Harptone
Interior Label: none
Electronics: none

For more information about the Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 VTS, please contact us.

Year Condition Case
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