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Martin, C.F.: D-18 LH

(Item ID: D-18 LH    Serial#: 2147400)

Martin, C.F. D-18 LH 2017 Left-handed C.F. Martin Standard Series D-18 with Case

General Description:

The Martin D-18 guitar is universally recognized as an American classic. What has made it iconic is its uncommon natural tonal balance, and its honest, direct and faithful voice. And, even though the this model has had structural changes over the years, the combination of its solid mahogany back and sides with a solid spruce top is a time tested mating that has proven tonally effective over and over again. Today, some players often prefer D-18's more from one era than another, and, in Martin's current catalog, different iterations of the D-18 are now offered which are designed to represent past flavors of this model. Perhaps, this trend influenced Martin in 2012 to once again tweak the recipe of the contemporary D-18 by combining elements of past models with some modern features.

Today, the Standard Series D-18 features a forward-shifted X-brace with scalloped top braces, an ebony fingerboard with Old Style 18 inlays, an ebony 1930s style Belly bridge, a Sitka spruce top with aging toner, a Delmar tortoise pickguard with tortoise colored binding, heelcap, and endpiece, open-geared tuning machines with butterbean knobs, and a modified low oval profile neck with a 1.75" nut and Performing Artist taper. This fast playing satin finished neck was introduced with the Performing Artist series of Martin guitars, and because of its popularity, it is now featured on other Martin models as well. With the enhancements to its appearance and the tweaks to maximize its sound and playability, this incarnation of the venerable D-18 may be Martin's best to date.

Cosmetic Condition:

Having been very well-maintained previously, this guitar has no significant wear to report. We do note that, following our customary setup work, there is minimal saddle material remaining. We suspect that guitar was slightly over-hydrated, thereby compounding the saddle clearance, but we do not anticipate a significant change in saddle clearance once the guitar has fully acclimated. EXCELLENT+ Condition

Specifications:

Left-handed dreadnought body
Solid Sitka Spruce Top
Sitka spruce scalloped forward shifted X-bracing (5/16 thick)
Solid mahogany back and sides
Select hardwood neck with Modified Low Oval carve
High-Performance neck taper
Ebony belly-style bridge
Ebony fingerboard with abalone dot inlays
rosewood headstock veneer with decal logo
faux tortoiseshell binding
3-ring rosette (b/w)
Faux tortoiseshell pickguard
Dovetail neck joint
Nickel vintage-style tuners with butterbean buttons
Gloss body finish
Satin neck finish
Bone nut and compensated saddle
25.4 scale length
1 3/4" nut width
Original hardshell case included (used)

Our Price: $1995.00

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