Martin D-18 (until 2012) Review

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Reviews: Martin D-18 (until 2012)

  • 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 those overtones a Roeswood has that you have to fight with. Put a pick up in this puppy, and you're ready to rock. All the beautiful overtones in a Rosewood turn to feed back. Not with this guitar. It has bottom end too, not as much as a rosewood, but enough. After a few months of playing the tone will be more pronounced, almosrt richer.

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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 an all-time classic guitar. It is wonderful for strumming and is also very crisp for a dreadnought when it is time to play fingerstyle. I like strumming and playing fingerstyle. I have only borrowed this guitar from friends but someday soon I hope to buy one myself.

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