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Transport yourself back to 1937 with the Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS Aged, a guitar that perfectly captures the magic of that era. Crafted with hide glue construction and historically accurate detailing, this guitar is a replication of the 1937 D-18 that stays true to its original design. The genuine mahogany back and sides and Adirondack spruce top provide a vintage aesthetic and a sound that is unmatched by modern instruments.
The Vintage Tone System® (VTS) adds an extra touch of authenticity to this guitar by aging the wood to replicate the sound of a vintage Martin. Martin's craftspeople have meticulously crafted this guitar with an Authentic circa 1937 bracing pattern, which enhances the sound by improving resonance and tonality. The VTS aging process is so accurate that it can reproduce the particular tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.
Martin has reintroduced a more accurate body profile based on dreadnought shapes from the early Golden Era of Martin's history. The Authentic D-14 fret body shape provides a tactile and visual experience that is unparalleled in the modern era. The Abalone Old Style 18 fingerboard inlay adds a touch of elegance to the guitar's vintage appearance.
The guitar is equipped with an Authentic Belly bridge that features glue in long saddle - aged, which provides the guitar with the perfect intonation and a classic sound. The Madagascar Rosewood headplate and Authentic Style CFM Script Overlay add to the vintage appearance of the guitar. The solid headstock with a 1937 Taper and an aged Tortoise Pattern pickguard are additional features that enhance the guitar's aesthetics.
The Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS Aged is fitted with a dovetail neck joint with hide glue construction, which further enhances the guitar's sound by improving the transfer of vibrations from the neck to the body. The guitar comes equipped with Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 - Medium MA550T 13-56 strings that complement the vintage sound of the guitar. The Vintage Gloss finish of the guitar perfectly complements its aged appearance.
In summary, the Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS Aged is a masterful replication of the 1937 D-18 that stays true to its original design while incorporating modern techniques to improve its sound and aesthetics. The result is a fully immersive experience that will transport you back to the 1930s, from the rich and complex tones to the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail in every aspect of the guitar's construction.
- Period Correct D-14 Golden Era Body Shape
- Hot Hide Glue Construction
- VTS (Vintage Tone System) Adirondack Spruce Top
- Genuine Mahogany Back and Sides
- Aged Vintage Gloss Finish
- Authentic 1937 Forward Shifted X Brace
- Hardshell Case Included
|Top Material:||Adirondack Spruce with VTS|
|Back/Sides Material:||Genuine Mahogany|
|Neck Material:||Genuine Mahogany|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||Abalone Old Style 18|
|Body Shape:||Authentic D-14 Fret|
|Nut:||1 3/4'' Bone|
|Bracing:||Scalloped 5/16" Authentic 1937 Forward Shifted X Brace|
|Bridge:||Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged|
|Finish:||Vintage Gloss - Aged|
|Case:||Hardshell Included (12C0022)|
|Headplate Material:||Madagascar Rosewood|
|Headplate Logo:||Authentic Style CFM Script Overlay|
|Binding:||Brown Tortoise Pattern|
|Headstock Shape:||Solid with 1937 Taper|
|Pickguard:||Tortoise Pattern - Aged|
|Neck Joint:||Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction|
|Strings:||Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 - Medium MA550T 13-56|