Overview

The 1970s Martin D-18 Dreadnought Guitar is an affordable piece of playable history from one of the biggest names in acoustic instruments. Less expensive than its D-28 counterpart thanks to mahogany in the sides and back instead of rosewood, the D-18 nevertheless retains a spry, resonant tone that's found favor with decades of players.


  • Body: Dreadnought shape with solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany

  • Neck: One-piece mahogany in modified low oval shape

  • Other Features: Rosewood fretboard, rosewood bridge

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • D-18
Finish
  • Natural
Year
  • 1970s
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Top Material
  • Spruce

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Reviews for the 1970s Martin D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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  • Whoda-Thunkit - The Martin D-18

    Verified Purchase

    I have gone thru my life with a mindset that a D-28, HD-28, or a Rosewood/Spruce combo is the only way to go on a Martin. It has been my standard. Oh my goodness. I just purchased a 1975 D-18 for inventory for an upcoming show and all I can is, "I just never knew". The Low-E has a sweet swelling so…

  • Verified Purchase

    Great guitar! The early 70’s D-18’s are still a good value in an almost fifty years old Martin, their biggest issue was most played out of tune up the neck because of the bridge placement. A fairly easy fix ! The D18 I bought through Reverb was in showroom quality shape, I couldn’t believe it when I opened the case. It’s hard to beat a good D-18!!

  • A special one

    Verified Purchase

    Not just the loudest Martin I've ever heard but the most beautifully balanced tone of any d-18 I've ever played, Light as a feather but puts out some of the most incredible sound. Lots of resonant bottom end and sharp clear high notes. Plenty of response when you dig in and want notes to jump out at…

  • 1959 Martin D-18 Dreadnaught

    Verified Purchase

    Hard to think of words to describe this instrument. Light aa a feather but puts out some of the most incredible sound that I have heard from a D-18. Lots of resonant bottom end and sharp clear high notes. Plenty of response when you dig in and want notes to jump out at you. Perfect for the high dema…

  • 2016 Martin D18

    Verified Purchase

    Beautiful tone and excellent finish.