Martin D-18 Authentic 1937


The D-18 Authentic is built by our Custom Shop and boasts historically correct specifications such as mahogany back and sides, hide glue construction, steel T-bar truss rod and a full neck profile. Highly sought after by guitarists who prefer a loud and booming instrument, the D-18 Authentic is a flat pickers dream come true.

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SKU: 6316

Model: D-18 Authentic 1937
Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Old Style 18
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ”X” Scalloped (Authentic Style), Forward Shifted
Top Braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16”
Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Back Purfling: Solid Brazilian Rosewood Strip
Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Endpiece: Delmar Tortoise Color in a Narrow 1937 Shape – Brown
Endpiece Inlay: none
Binding: Black Boltaron
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: none
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic 1937 Barrel & Heel
Nut Material: Fossilized Ivory
Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
Headplate: Solid Brazilian Rosewood /Large Golden Era Style
Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
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: 2-1/4”
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Aging Toner
Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/16”
Saddle: 16” Radius/Long Fossilized Ivory
Tuning Machines: Waverly Nickel w/ Oval Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
Bridge & End Pins: Solid Black Ebony
Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color – Beveled (Under Finish)
Case: V18A Authentic style
Interior Label: none
Electronics: not available as an option
Other Options: Available left-handed at no additional charge

Weight 15 lbs


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