Martin D-18 "Authentic 1939" 2013

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Martin D-18 1939 auth F.JPG
Martin D-18 1939 auth B.JPG
Martin D-18 1939 auth S.JPG

Martin D-18 "Authentic 1939" 2013

4,350.00

 This baby is pristine!

... constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1939 D-18 in our museum, this guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, using an authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern. Period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments, with an Authentic neck barrel and heel, complete this piece."

  • top: Adirondack spruce
  • b&s: mahogany
  • dovetail neck joint

  • hide glue construction

  • 14 frets to body

  • rosette:: old-style 18 multi-stripe

  • bracing:

    • pattern: Authentic 1939 rearward shifted X-brace

    • shape: scalloped

    • material: Adirondack spruce with VTS

    • size: 5/16"

  • back purfling/strip: Madagascar rosewood
  • endpiece: taux tortoise
  • binding: faux tortoise
  • top inlay material: multi-stripe
  • neck:
    • genuine mahogany
    • shape: Authentic 1939
    • taper: standard
  • nut: bone, 1 11/16"
  • headstock shape: solid, with 1939 taper
  • Headplate
    • material: Madagascar rosewood
    • logo style: script Golden Era overlay
  • heelcap: ebony
  • fingerboard
    • material: ebony
    • width at nut: 1 11/16"
    • width at 12th fret: 2 1/8''
    • inlay material: abalone
    • inlay style: old-style 18
    • side dots: grained ivoroid
  • Scale: 25.4"
  • frets to body: 14
  • total frets: 20
  • finish: vintage gloss
  • bridge:
    • material: ebony
    • style: Authentic Belly - glue-in long
    • string spacing: 2 1/8''
    • saddle: bone
      • radius: 16"
  • tuning machines: nickel open gear
    • knob: butterbean

 

 

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