Martin D-18E Retro Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar


Martin D-18E Retro Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar


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  • Description

    The Martin D-18E Retro takes Martin's no-frills acoustic model to all new heights with the added flexibility of premium Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics. The solid Sitka spruce top is supported by scalloped "X" forward shifted bracing and married to genuine mahogany back & sides to offer superb tonal balance and warmth with a potent midrange and incredible volume, projection, and power. The top, back & sides wear a polished gloss finish while the top is also treated with aging toner to give the D-18E Retro its vintage appeal. Modern playability and exceptional fretting hand comfort are provided by the modified low oval select hardwood neck featuring Martin's ergonomic High Performance taper and an ebony fingerboard. The D-18E Retro has undergone a precise Plek setup for enhanced playability and superb action. Catering to the classic Martin vibe, the D-18E Retro carries a solid square taper headstock that showcases a beautiful East Indian rosewood headplate. For optimum performance, the D-18E Retro boasts premium features including a bone nut, a set of nickel open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs, and a 1930s style ebony belly bridge with a 16" radius compensated White Tusq saddle. For a simplistically elegant aesthetic, the D-18E Retro boasts traditional understated appointments including an Old Style 18 rosette, an Old Style 18 back purfling, faux tortoise binding, endpiece, & heelcap, a faux tortoise pickguard, and Old Style 18 abalone fingerboard inlays. Whether you're playing acoustically or plugged in, onboard high-quality Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics ensure superb amplified sound and performance. Comes with the full protection of a hardshell case.

    Get your Martin D-18E Retro Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.
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  • Specification

    Body Size/Shape D-14 Fret (Dreadnought)
    Body Wood Genuine Mahogany
    Top Sitka Spruce
    Bracing Scalloped Forward Shifted X Bracing with 5/16" Sitka Spruce Braces
    Cutaway None
    Top/Body Finish Gloss with Aging Toner Top
    Neck Type Dovetail Joint
    Neck Wood Select Hardwood
    Neck Shape Modified Low Oval with High Performance Taper
    Neck Finish Satin
    Scale Length 25.4"
    Fingerboard Ebony
    Number Of Frets 20
    Nut Width 1-3/4"
    Bridge Type Ebony 1930 Style Belly with Drop-In Saddle
    Nut & Saddle Bone Nut/Compensated White Tusq Saddle
    Tuning Machines Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
    Electronics Fishman F1 Aura +
    Orientation Right-Handed
    Case/Bag Included Yes
    Case Type Hardshell Case
    Series Retro Series
    Model D-18E Retro
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    Fishman F1 Aura + Electronics User Guide

    Warranty Info:

    D-18E Retro Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions. Product must be registered within 30 days to qualify for warranty.