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Our good friends at the Martin Custom Shop have brought us this: an 18 Style Dreadnought with Sinker Mahogany back and sides construction. Following in suit of a flagship model, this Martin Dreadnought - a timeless channel of inspiration proven over centuries - showcases an exquisite grain pattern reminiscent of a theater curtain; perhaps a sign that this guitar is made for the stage - or your own stage, however you make it.
If you are a fan or follower of Martin's Modern Deluxe series of guitars and want something unique of itself, you are in the right place as this guitar is heavily inspired by the D-18 Modern Deluxe model. On this Custom Shop Martin we have a VTS-treated Sitka spruce top, which in essence "breaks in" the top from factory new, offering an even warmer and resonant response than could be delivered from a standard spruce top. Under the hood, this Martin Custom's Adirondack spruce scalloped X-bracing is also VTS treated.
This guitar's sinker mahogany back and sides was selected by Russo Music for its distinct pattern and fundamental tonal response. A gloss natural nitrocellulose finish is applied to the top, back, and sides.
Following on, this Martin Custom features a genuine mahogany neck with Vintage Deluxe profile and High Performance Taper, fitted with a classic ebony fingerboard. For this particular guitar, Martin's Old Style 18 inlay pattern was selected.
Also notable of this Martin Custom acoustic is its bridge pins made of a Liquidmetal titanium alloy, proven to increase the guitar's volume by 3-5dB.
This one-of-a-kind Martin Custom Shop guitar is available at Russo Music.
- Martin Custom Dreadnought with Sinker Mahogany Back and Sides
- Sitka Spruce Top with VTS Treatment Package
- Genuine Mahogany Neck with Vintage Deluxe Profile and High Performance Taper
- Ebony Fingerboard with Nickel/Copper Frets
- Martin/Liquidmetal Titanium Alloy Bridge Pins
- East Indian Rosewood Binding
- Carbon Fiber Reinforced Adirondack Spruce Bridge Plate
- Waverly Gold Open Gear Tuners
|Sitka Spruce with VTS Treatment
|Sinker Mahogany, Custom Expert Selected by Russo Music
|Genuine Mahogany, Satin Finish
|Old Style 18, Abalone
|20 w/ 14th Fret Neck Joint
|Vintage Deluxe with High Performance Taper
|Waverly Open Gear, Gold
|Adirondack Spruce Golden Era Scalloped X Brace, 5/16"