Martin R-18 Archtop 1934 - 1945

Martin R-18 Archtop 1934 - 1945

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Overview

Martin produced the R-series of archtops from 1932 to 1942. These guitars failed to earn much attention from players in their day, though are well-regarded by some modern collectors. The R-18 was the first entry in the R-series. Initially, the top was arched with bracing, but by 1937, the R-18 used a carved top.

Years of Production: 1932 - 1942

Wood Composition: Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: F-holes, dot inlays, 4-ply top binding, 14 frets (clear of body)

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • R-18P Plectrum
Finish
  • Natural
Year
  • 1934 - 1936
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Top Material
  • Spruce

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