Introduced in 1932, the Martin D-18 his the original working musicians dreadnought acoustic guitar, and was the entry point of the Martin dreadnought range for a number of years. As vintage Martin guitars have become more and more sought after by players over the years, Martin have begun to look back to some of their most classic models and offer extremely detailed vintage reissues for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. This 2005 Martin D-18 VS is a wonderful, vintage spec Martin that is among the best modern Martin guitars we have had.
This guitar features an Adirondack Spruce top with a tight grain patter, along with scalloped Adirondack Spruce bracing which makes for an extremely resonant, responsive sound board with plenty of projection and definition while flat picking. The body is constructed from Mahogany back and sides, with hide glue used to join the pieces of wood, just as the original pre war models would have used. The Mahogany neck has a typically chunky neck with a soft V profile that suits the period but is still very comfortable to play. As a homage to the first models produced in the 1930's, this Martin D-18 VS features a 12th fret neck join and slotted head stock. The 12 fret design adds a deep, warm body the sound that really sets it apart from standard D-18 models. Other features include a vintage style celluloid pick guard, open gear tuners and a belly down ebony bridge. This guitar also includes its original case
This guitar is in excellent condition, with barely any signs of play wear to speak of. As with all our vintage instruments, this guitar has been given a thorough service & setup by the Vintage Instrument Workshop and is guaranteed for 3 years in line with our vintage instrument warranty.