Martin D-18 Acoustic w/ Case
Definitive Acoustic Tone from a Legendary Martin
The classic Martin D-18 acoustic guitar will take you back to the days when acoustic guitars were king, and players depended upon rich tone and acoustic projection alone to convey their songs. Pick up Martin's absolutely amazing D-18 and you'll be captivated by its big, full tonality, its beautiful sonic detail, and its vintage-tinged looks. The D-18 gives you the classic Martin guitar experience,with a dreadnought body, a 14-fret design, and beautiful tonality to match its looks. Its solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides provide the foundation for stunning sound, and the Martin D-18 acoustic guitar will only sound better as it ages.
MartinD-18 Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
- Classic, "just right" Martin tone
- The choice of session guitarists for decades
- Part of modern music's history
Classic,"just right" Martin tone
Ask anyone who knows their bluegrass why the Martin D-18 has been a top choice for serious performers. It's because the D-18's iconic tone sits "just right",cutting through and holding its own without overbearing other instruments.Whether you're playing solo, or in a full bluegrass jam, your D-18's rich tone will always be heard without fighting with vocals, or covering up the low-end impact from the bass player.
Thechoice of session guitarists for decades
The Martin D-18's"just right" tonality is just as useful in your studio as it is onstage. Just ask any recording engineer that's been in the business for a couple decades: the D-18 has an uncanny ability to set itself into any mix nicely,with a minimum of processing. Sure, that jumbo-body rosewood guitar looks great, but you'll be rolling off low frequencies and carefully adjusting compressors to prevent it from getting too boomy or indistinct in the final mix. Just grab your Martin D-18, point your favorite small-diaphragm condenser mic at the 12th fret, and you've got a sound that practically mixes itself.
Partof modern music's history
You've already heard the sweet sound of the Martin D-18 more times than you probably realize.That's because it was the choice guitar of legends such as Clarence White,Elvis Presley, and many more. Even Andy Griffith played one on The Andy Griffith Show. The Martin D-18 is a perfect example of an instrument that became iconic purely based on its tone and craftsmanship.
Martin D-18 Acoustic Guitar Features:
- An iconic piece of Martin guitar history, with a focused tone that sits well with a wide variety of instruments
- Solid Sitka spruce top for amazing projection and great note definition
- Mahogany back and sides for a well-balanced tonal range
- Focused low frequency response that sounds tight, never boomy
- Hardshell case included
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Style 18
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Back Purfling: Style 18
Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Endpiece: Delmar Tortoise Color
Binding: Tortoise Color
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Raised Gold Foil
Heelcap: Tortoise Color
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4''
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
Bridge & End Pins: Black
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
Case: 445 Hardshell