Martin completely redesigned the D-18 in 2012, combining the standard model with the D-18V, and changing up the neck feel significantly. From the Vintage series the modern D-18 borrows scalloped and forward shifted bracing, ebony fingerboard and bridge, vintage appointments, and toned finish. From the standard series comes the drop-in saddle and low-profile oval neck carve, and its lower pricetag. We applaud Martin for these changes to their older model D-18, and highly recommend this instrument.
Sitka spruce top with forward shifted scalloped bracing, South American mahogany back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, tortoiseshell plastic bindings and beveled-edge pickguard, bone nut and compensated saddle, vintage style tuning machines, old-style headstock logo, vintage-toned nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Modified low-oval neck with 1-3/4' width at the nut, 25.4' scale, and satin finish.
This model was ordered in Left-handed configuration, and has been set-up and play-tested by our in-house lefty repair-person.
With deluxe hardshell case
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