- Martin Authentic Series Acoustic Guitar
- Custom Shop Built
- Vintage Tone System tops
- Hide glue construction
- Pocketed hand-shaped bracing
- Dreadnought body
- Solid Adirondack Spruce Top with Vintage Tone System (VTS)
- Solid Mahogany Back & Sides
- Vintage Gloss finish
- Hard Case included
D-18 AUTHENTIC 1937
1937 was an excellent year for guitars with a perfect storm of craftsmanship, innovation, and materials. This Authentic Series replication of a 1937 D-18 stays true to the original with hide glue construction and historically accurate detailing. This guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top, and it includes an Authentic circa 1937 bracing pattern. It includes period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments and an Authentic neck barrel and heel, and new this year, a more accurate body profile based on dreadnought shapes from the early Golden Era of Martin’s history. Martin’s VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS) is employed to age the top and braces, which captures the tone from the 1930s era. Martin’s craftspeople can recreate the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar and reproduce the particular tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.
BUILT LIKE IT’S 1935.
They’re built using traditional hide glue, pocketed hand-shaped bracing, and other timeless techniques in the Martin Custom Shop. Our Vintage Tone System ages the wood to accurately replicate the tone and look of Martin’s coveted pre-war guitars. The Authentic Series: new guitars designed to take you back in time.
SPECIFICATIONS - OVERVIEW
- BODY SIZE: Authentic D-14 Fret
- FINISH TOP: Vintage Gloss
- CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
- BACK AND SIDE FINISH: Vintage Gloss
- BRACING PATTERN: Forward Shifted X Brace
- SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
- BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
- FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
- TOP MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
- NECK SHAPE: Authentic 1937
- BACK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
- NECK TAPER: Standard Taper
- SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
- ELECTRONICS: None
- RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 - Medium MA550T
- CASE: Ply Hardshell
Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.
1x Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS | Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar | Solid VTS Spruce Top & Mahogany B&S | Case