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 #1993441
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