Martin D-18 1934 - 1945

Martin D-18 1934 - 1945

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Overview

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  

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • D-18
Finish
  • Natural
Year
  • 1934 - 1945
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Top Material
  • Spruce

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