At Telluride Music Co., we are honored to be an Authorized Dealer of C.F. Martin guitars. 2016 marks 100 years of the Martin dreadnought. Over those 100 years, Martin’s dreadnought has been perhaps the most influential—and easily the most copied—design across the whole guitar industry, inspiring generations of players. By the time the 14-fret version was introduced in 1934, Martin’s D-18 offered players the volume, projection and power they needed to compete with louder instruments in string ensembles. Interestingly, the Standard Series D-18 has changed very little over the past 82 years. This modern D-18 features the iconic 14-fret dreadnought body built with a solid Sitka Spruce top and solid Mahogany back, sides and neck. The result is a fat, powerful and warm tone that is rich in woody mahogany overtones. Like the models of the ’30s, it is set up with a 1-3/4″ nut width and a 25.4″ scale length. Its Modified Low Oval neck is comfortable, and Martin’s High Performance taper allows players to get up the neck quickly and easily. Unlike the original ’30s models, though, this D-18 features an adjustable truss rod and drop-in saddle, so dialing in the ideal setup is effortless. Also, its playability was perfected further with Martin’s innovative use of PLEK technology. This D-18 is a phenomenal instrument—true to its history and exemplary of Martin’s commitment to quality and superior tone. Please call (970) 728-9592 or e-mail for an in-hand description.
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