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The Martin D-18 Standard Acoustic guitar is not just an instrument; it's a timeless icon that has transcended generations of music. As a part of Martin's Standard Series, the D-18 has stood the test of time for over two centuries since C.F. Martin's invention of the Dreadnought acoustic guitar. Its legacy is a testament to its exceptional quality and enduring appeal.
The D-18 serves as the quintessential entry point into the Martin Dreadnought family, with the D-45 perhaps being the most extravagantly adorned of its kin. What sets the D-18 apart is its simplicity and understated elegance, which has made it one of the most imitated acoustic guitars in the history of music.
In 2018, Martin breathed new life into its Standard Series by infusing modern enhancements designed to elevate the sonic and playing experience of each guitar. Among these enhancements are forward-shifted X bracing, which enhances the low-end response, a High Performance Taper neck profile for increased playability, and the option of an Aging Toner top finish, adding a touch of vintage charm.
Crafted with a Sitka Spruce top and the signature two-piece Mahogany back and sides, the D-18 delivers a harmonious blend of warmth and resonance from the Mahogany and the crisp articulation of Sitka Spruce. The guitar's body is adorned with a lustrous Nitrocellulose finish, highlighting Martin’s exquisite craftsmanship. The solid hardwood neck is joined to the body using the traditional Dovetail method, a method of craftsmanship invented by Martin Guitars.
Additional features of the D-18 include an Ebony bridge and fingerboard, Bone nut and saddle, and Grover open-back tuners. The package is completed with a sturdy wood hardshell Martin case, offering protection and portability for your cherished instrument.
When inspiration strikes, your Martin D-18 is always ready to accompany you on your musical journey. Take a step back in time and begin your next musical adventure with the Martin D-18 Standard, an instrument that embodies the rich heritage and innovation of Martin Guitars.
- Timeless USA-made Martin Dreadnought
- Solid Sitka Spruce top
- Mahogany back and sides
- Solid Hardwood neck with High Performance taper profile
- Ebony bridge and fingerboard
- Forward shifted X bracing for optimal low end response
- Martin Hardshell case
|Body Top:||Sitka Spruce|
|Body Back/Sides||Genuine Mahogany|
|Neck Material:||Select Hardwood|
|Body Shape:||D-14 Fret|
|Neck Profile:||Modified Low Oval w/ High Performance Taper|
|Bracing:||Scalloped Forward Shifted X Brace|
|Nut:||1 3/4" Bone|