Martin D-18 (until 2012)

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The Martin D-18 is a classic Martin dreadnought with a solid sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. The Martin D-18 has been played by David Crosby and Neil Young.

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Street Price: $1,999.00 / MSRP: $2,599.00

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  • The Telecaster of the Martin Line

  • By Bum on Dec 21, 2009 | 7 out of 7 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Plays well. Light weight. Snappy. Good with pickup.
  • Cons: The dry tone doesn't work well with everything, like finger picking.
  • Experience: I own it
  • A perfect flatpicking, strumming, singer-songwriter guitar. It doesn't come across with all t...

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  • The best way to sound like Crosby Stills Nash & Young

  • By Martin D-18 Dave on Aug 26, 2009 | 6 out of 6 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Just an all-time great strummer. Very good at picking up the mid-range for a dreadnaught. Much lighter than a D-28. Won't overpower everybody else when you are playing with a group. Love the neck shape.
  • Cons: Not as loud as D-28 for when you really want to take over the room.
  • Experience: I've used it
  • There is a good reason that Martin has been manufacturing the Martin D-18 for decades. This is a...

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Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Rosette: Style 28
Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X''
Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Back Purfling: Style 18
Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
Endpiece: Black Boltaron
Endpiece Inlay: none
Binding: Black Boltaron
Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
Side Inlay: none
Back Inlay: none
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
Headplace: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Raised Gold Foil
Heelcap: Solid Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.4''
# of Frets Clear: 14.0
# of Frets Total: 20.0
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-11/16''
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 28
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
Finish Top: Polished Gloss ; Sunburst available at additional cost.
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Bridge Style: Belly
Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/8''
Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Chrome w/ Large Buttons
Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Medium Phosphor Bronze (MSP4200)
Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ White Dots
Pickguard: Black
Case: 640 Molded
Interior Label: none
Electronics: Optional
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