Martin D-18 1940 Natural (sound clip) a beauty *

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Along with its Rosewood counterpart, the D-28, the Martin D-18 stands as one of the true original dreadnoughts introduced by Martin in 1932. The D-18 made a switch from a 12-fret to a 14-fret instrument in 1934 and has stayed largely the same since, with just the occasional change in wood source or cosmetic detail. Since the D-18 uses Mahogany instead of Rosewood, it is thought to have a somewhat crisper sound with more definition the top-end. 

Years of Production: 
1932 - present

Specific to this Era:  Martin switches from scalloped to heavier non-scalloped bracing in 1945. 

Body Style: Dreadnought 

Wood Composition:  Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top, one-piece mahogany neck

Notable Players:  Elvis Presley, Doc Watson, Clarence White, Andy Griffith, David Crosby  
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 If your looking at it, you know what it is. This is a 1940 Martin D18 which reflects the pre-war scalloped bracing and Adirondack top. The cracks have been cleated and the braces have been re-glued. You can still see the usage that a 1940 guitar went through in 80 years.   .The neck has been generously reset and this is a cannon! Great set up. Total package! My phone number is 828-421-2398. In addition this guitar comes with a nice brown case. 
 Shipping and fully insured . I listed it as very good,well its excellent! Free shipping in CONUS dale Owen    This is the lowest price ever, this guitar has never been beat by another pre-war D-18. 15K Net, it is also listed on other forums

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Along with its Rosewood counterpart, the D-28, the Martin D-18 stands as one of the true original dreadnoughts introduced by Martin in 1932. The D-18 made a switch from a 12-fret to a 14-fret instrument in 1934 and has stayed largely the same since, with just the occasional change in wood source or cosmetic detail. Since the D-18 uses Mahogany instead of Rosewood, it is thought to have a somewhat crisper sound with more definition the top-end. 

Years of Production: 
1932 - present

Specific to this Era:  Martin switches from scalloped to heavier non-scalloped bracing in 1945. 

Body Style: Dreadnought 

Wood Composition:  Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack Spruce top, one-piece mahogany neck

Notable Players:  Elvis Presley, Doc Watson, Clarence White, Andy Griffith, David Crosby  
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