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Martin D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst

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MSRP: Old Price $3,399.00 Discounted Price $2,699.00 Save : $700.00 (21%)
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MSRP: Old Price $3,399.00 Discounted Price $2,699.00 Save : $700.00 (21%)
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If you're looking for a no-frills acoustic guitar with amazing sound, superior playability and unparalleled build quality, the Martin D-18 has got you covered. The solid Sitka spruce top is  supported by standard "X" scalloped forward shifted bracing and married to genuine mahogany back & sides, which offers superb tonal balance and warmth with 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-18 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-18 carries a solid square taper headstock with a solid East Indian rosewood headplate and a large old style Martin logo. For optimum performance, the D-18 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 bone saddle. For a simplistically elegant look, the D-18 showcases traditional understated appointments including a Style 18 rosette & back purfling, Delmar tortoise color binding, endpiece, heelcap and pickguard, and Old Style 18 fingerboard inlays. Comes dressed in a Sunburst finish and comes complete with the full protection of a hardshell case.

Get your Martin D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst 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 Guitar
  • Hardshell Case

I'm very pleased with the purchase of this item!


The Martin D-18 is a awesome guitar, and a must have for any guitarist!



That Martin tone...


I guess I got the last standard spruce top as Sam Ash has pulled that page so i'm reviewing under the sunburst top. This guitar falls in with all of the great reviews you've probably read on D-18's...yeah, it's good! It's extremely articulate and I've noticed the response of the sound is much faster than from a rosewood bodied (back/sides) guitar. She fills a niche that I didn't have and I'm thinking she'll record beautifully! My only complaint on the guitar is that the action is too high especially on the treble side. Normally I sand down my own bridges, but this one is going to the local luthier because I don't want any issues with it. The sales staff at Sam Ash offered a great price on this one and as the D-18 qualifies as a "guitar of distinction" I was told it was kept in a humidity controlled environment. That was not the case at the other on-line retailer I checked with...and who wants an expensive guitar with a dried out, sunken top? Also as a guitar of distinction, the shipping was 2 days rather than 4...I was happy with that! This is the guitar I'll hand down to my Grandsons...


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D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst

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Body Size/Shape D-14 Fret (Dreadnought)
Body Wood Genuine Mahogany
Top Solid 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 Performing Artist Taper
Neck Finish Satin
Scale Length 25.4"
Fingerboard Solid Black Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Bridge Type Solid Black Ebony 1930s Style Belly
Nut & Saddle Bone Nut/Compensated Bone Saddle
Tuning Machines Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
Electronics None
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Standard Series
Model D-18
Warranty Info:

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.

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