Martin D-18 Authentic 1939

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Martin D-18 Authentic 1939

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Manufacturer's ID: D18AUTHENTIC1939

Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1939 D-18 in our museum, this guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, using an authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern. Period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments, with an Authentic neck barrel and heel, complete this piece. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the top and braces.

The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

Specification

Body Size D-14 Fret
Top Material Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Bracing Pattern Authentic 1939 Rearward-Shifted X-Brace
Brace Shape Scalloped
Brace Material Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Back & Sides Genuine Mahogany
Neck Material Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape Authentic 1939
Nut Material Bone
Fingerboard Ebony
Scale Length 25.4"
Number of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-11/16''
Finish Type Vintage Gloss
Neck Finish Vintage Gloss
Bridge Material Ebony
Saddle Bone
Tuners Nickel Open Gear