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Martin D-18E Retro Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar (SN:2137515)

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MSRP: $3,599.00 $2,859.00 Save : $740.00 (21%)
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The Martin D-18E Retro takes Martin's no-frills acoustic model to all new heights with the added flexibility of premium Fishman Aura VT Enhance 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 an ebony Modern Belly bridge with a 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 Aura VT Enhance 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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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 Modern Belly with Drop-In Saddle
Nut & Saddle Bone Nut/Compensated White Tusq Saddle
Tuning Machines Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
Electronics Fishman Aura VT Enhance
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Retro Series
Model D-18E Retro
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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