Vintage Martin R-18 Archtop 1938
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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

  • R-18
  • Natural
  • 1938
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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  • Martin R-18

    Verified Purchase

    The guitar arrived in a timely manor and was in good shape. The bridge (archtop) had come loose and I will have to take the guitar and have it set up. Therefore I can't really rate the guitar right now except to say that it is in very good condition.