The Martin D-18E Retro is an amazing combination of old and new, all in one guitar.
It features a sleek, modern High Performance Neck for enhanced playability, a Sitka spruce top with aged toner, and genuine mahogany back and sides, with modern day Fishman Electronics. It is perfect for the player who wants a vintage tone and look, but with more modern playability and versatility.
Model: D-18E Retro
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe
Bracing: Forward Shifted X Brace, Scalloped Sitka Spruce 5/16"
Back and Sides: Genuine Mahogany
Back Purfling/Strip: Old Style 18
Binding: Faux Tortoise
Top Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
Neck Taper: High Performance Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock Shape: Solid with Square Taper
Headplate Material: East Indian Rosewood
Headplate Logo Style: Script Old Style Overlay
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8''
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18
Side Dots: White
Back and Side Finish: Gloss, Dark Mahogany
Back and Sides Color: Dark Mahogany
Finish Top: Gloss, Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Satin, Dark Mahogany
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: 1930 Style Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/16''
Saddle: Compensated White Tusq, 16" Radius
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open Gear
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP7200)
Bridge Pin Material: Black Plastic
Bridge Pin Dots: White Plastic
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise
Case: Ply Hardshell
Electronics: Fishman F1 Aura +
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