A new guitar that looks and sounds like it’s been played for 80 years, the Aged version of the acclaimed D-18 Authentic 1939 includes all of the goodness that comes with Martin’s Authentic Series instruments, like hide glue construction and hand-scalloped X-bracing—plus the Vintage Tone System (VTS) that ages the wood to replicate the sound of a vintage Martin. But we didn’t stop there. We’ve now taken this amazing model and methodically, painstakingly distressed it, inside and out, in all the right places. The result is a tactile, visual, and auditory experience that will transport you all the way back to the 1930s. And we know you’re going to like it there. Stock is limited.
Other specifications Include:
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction Body Size: D-14 Fret Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS Top Detail: Aged Rosette: Multi-Stripe Bracing Pattern: Authentic 1939 Rearward Shifted X Brace Brace Shape: Scalloped Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS Brace Size: 5/16" Back Material: Genuine Mahogany Back Detail: Aged Back Purfling/Strip: Madagascar Rosewood Side Material: Genuine Mahogany Side Detail: Aged Endpiece: Faux Tortoise Endpiece Inlay: None Binding: Faux Tortoise Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe Side Inlay Material: None Back Inlay Material: None Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany Neck Shape: Authentic 1939 Neck Taper: Standard Taper Plek: No Nut Material: Bone Headstock Shape: Solid with 1939 Taper Headplate Material: Madagascar Rosewood Headplate Detail: N/A Headplate Logo Style: Script Golden Era Overlay Headplate Binding Material: None Heelcap: Ebony Fingerboard Material: Ebony Scale Length: 25.4" Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret Number of Frets Total: 20 Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 11/16'' Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8'' Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18 Fingerboard Binding Material: None Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid Back and Side Finish: Vintage Gloss - Aged Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany Finish Top: Vintage Gloss - Aged Top Color: Modified Vintage Toner Finish Neck: Vintage Gloss - Aged Neck Color: Dark Mahogany Bridge Material: Ebony Bridge Style: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8'' Saddle: Bone Saddle Radius: 16" Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear - Aged Recommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200) Knob: Butterbean Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic - Aged Bridge Pin Dots: None Pickguard: Faux Tortoise- Aged Pickguard Inlay: None Case: Ply Hardshell Label: None #2175177
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