The D-18 Modern Deluxe is a new take on Martin Vintage. This guitar is packed with custom features and modern technology that you have to see, feel, and hear for yourself. The vintage appointments include a Sitka spruce Vintage Tone System (VTS) top, a dovetail neck joint, and natural protein glue construction that give it the rich, fully aged Martin tone that has inspired generations. The look is unlike anything in our production line to date with East Indian rosewood binding, stylish gold frets, gold open-gear tuners, and a unique 1930s style script logo inlaid in pearl on the headstock. Some ultra-modern features include a titanium truss rod, Liquidmetal® bridge pins with red dots, and a composite carbon fiber bridgeplate that boosts volume without adding weight. And we’ve included a new neck shape that is slightly asymmetrical for maximum hand comfort up and down the fretboard. This guitar is anything but standard.
Other specifications of the D-18 Modern Deluxe include:
Body Size: D-14 Fret Finish Top: Gloss Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint Back & Side Finish: Gloss Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace Scale Length: 25.4" Brace Shape: Scalloped Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4'' Top Material: Sitka Spruce with VTS Neck Shape: Vintage Deluxe Back Material: Genuine Mahogany Neck Taper: High-Performance Taper Side Material: Genuine Mahogany Electronics: Optional Recommended Strings: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Medium - 92/8 Phosphor Bronze MA550T Top Color: Clear Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle Binding: East Indian Rosewood Bridge String Spacing: 2 5/32" Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe Bridge Material: Ebony Top Detail: None Bridge Pin Material: Liquidmetal® Pickguard: Faux Tortoise Bridge Pin Dots: Red Acrylic Pickguard Inlay: None Saddle: Compensated Bone Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe Saddle Radius: 16" Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS Back & Sides Color: Dark Mahogany Brace Size: 5/16" Back Detail: None Back Purfling/Strip: Style 18 Back Inlay Material: None Heelcap: East Indian Rosewood Side Detail: None Endpiece: East Indian Rosewood Side Inlay Material: None Endpiece Inlay: None Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany Fingerboard Material: Ebony Finish Neck: Satin Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8'' Neck Color: Dark Mahogany Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18 Number of Frets Total: 20 Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret Fingerboard Binding Material: None Side Dots: Abalone Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper Tuning Machines: Gold Open Gear Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood Knob: Butterbean Headplate Logo Style: Stylized Script Inlay Nut Material: Bone Headplate Binding Material: None Case: Ply Hardshell Left Handed Availability: Yes Label: None Pleked: Yes
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