Martin D-18 1936 Natural

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $25,000$40,000

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.

Note: The images in this price guide are of a 1937 model.

Years of Production: 
1932 - present

Body Style: Dreadnought 

Wood Composition:  Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, 1-piece mahogany neck

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


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