Martin D-18E Retro Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar


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Martin has combined vintage style and modern features to create a new classic with the D-18E Retro Acoustic Electric Guitar.

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 standard "X" scalloped 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 & 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 Performing Artist taper and a solid black ebony fingerboard. Catering to the classic Martin vibe, the D-18E Retro carries a solid square taper headstock that showcases a beautiful solid 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 solid black 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 a Style 18 rosette, an Old Style 18 back purfling, tortoise color binding, endpiece, & heelcap, a Delmar tortoise color pickguard, and Old Style 18 green 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.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Neck Type Dovetail Joint
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Neck Shape Modified Low Oval with Performing Artist Taper
Neck Wood Select Hardwood
Fingerboard Solid Black Ebony
Body Wood Genuine Mahogany
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Bridge Type Solid Black Ebony 1930s Style Belly
Tuning Machines Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
Other Features D-14 Fret Body

Standard "X" Scalloped Forward Shifted Bracing with Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16" Top Braces

Style 18 Rosette

Old Style 18 Back Purfling

Tortoise Color Binding, Endpiece, Heelcap

Delmar Tortoise Color Pickguard

Multiple Black/White Boltaron Top Inlay

Solid Square Taper Headstock with Solid East Indian Rosewood Headplate

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8"

Old Style 18 Fingerboard Inlays - Green Abalone

Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16"

one Nut and 16"-Radius Compensated White Tusq Saddle

Black Bridge Pins/End Pin with White Dots

Polished Gloss Top, Back & Sides Finish with Aging Toner on Top

Satin Neck Finish

Fishman F1 Aura Plus Electronics
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Retro Series
Model D-18E Retro
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.