Martin D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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  • Sitka Spruce Top Produces Bright Attack
  • Dreadnought Body Offers Enormous Voicing
  • Genuine Mahogany Delivers Distinct Warmth
  • Scalloped Bracing Reinforces Guitar Body
  • Old 18 Stripe Rosette Provides Classic Acoustic Styling

Martin D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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The Martin D-18 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is an example of superb craftsmanship from Martin's luthiers. Featuring a sitka spruce top, genuine mahogany back and sides, and a sleek, modern, high performance neck, the D-18 provides you with Martin quality at a competitive price. The Dreadnought Acoustic is perfect for any level of player, from intermediate to the advanced player. The Martin D-18 features a dreadnought body shape, which projects an enormous voice, and is suited to players that are more comfortable with bigger bodied guitars. If you're looking for great quality craftsmanship and signature Martin tone with dreadnought voicing, then Martin D-18 is perfect for you.

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Martin's Mixture of Tonewoods

The Martin D-18 is crafted from a range of carefully selected tonewoods including, a sitka spruce top, and mahogany back and sides. The spruce top will deliver a wide, very usable, dynamic tonal palette. The wood itself is quite elastic in nature, which resonates well whilst remaining strong, and provides a focused, clear sound of deep lows, warm midi-range, and bright highs. The spruce top is balanced out well by the mahogany back and sides, as mahogany is denser and produces a richer tone, with emphasised warmth in the mid and low ranges. Mahogany also contains distinct character of soft warmth, but is well balanced, with a bite of its own. Mahogany is used a lot in the acoustic world, because it is relatively economical, durable, attractive, easy to work with, and resonant. The sitka spruce has an aging toner laid across the top, and backs and sides are finished in a thin gloss that is durable and shines beautifully.

Dreadnought Voicing

The Martin D-18 wears a dreadnought body shape, which provides an enormous voice, and maintains overall tonal balance. The dreadnought shape was originally designed for hard pick attack. However through years of superb craftsmanship, Martin have created a stunningly toned, well-balanced dreadnought voice that can handle many genres and styles of play.

Select Hardwood Neck

The select hardwood neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard that provides a bright attack, great sustain, and excellent durability. The select hardwood neck is sleek, modern, and high performance for enhanced playability. The Martin D-18 neck is finished in satin for a smooth play.

Martin Standard X Scalloped Bracing

Bracing is very important when it comes to your guitar's durability, it reinforces a guitar's top and back. Scalloped bracing stops your guitar from collapsing under string tension and shapes the guitar's sound. Standard X scalloped bracing allows the top to vibrate more freely yet remains incredibly stable.

Martin Guitar Playability - ENHANCED

For 183 years, Martin have been at the forefront of guitar innovation and premier craftsmanship, bringing consumers some of the best acoustic guitars possible. The iconic Martin tone is known worldwide and playability has become an important characteristic that sets Martin guitars aside from others within the acoustic world. Martin's manufacturing processes have been perfected by their Plek machines, the Pleking process helps Martin guitars maintain their undeniable tone.

The Plek Pro has been developed for use in guitar production factories as a tool that not only does precise fingerboard dressing, but also helps with quality control. The computer controlled device scans and dresses the guitar under actual playing conditions, strung and tuned to pitch for using precise string tension emulation. This machine has been a major break through over the last decade, as its eye for detail identifies exactly what needs to be done for perfect fretwork. The Plek Pro delivers you with perfect results, raises the quality of the instrument, and gives you a beautifully toned, easy to play acoustic guitar.

Martin Aesthetics

The Martin D-18's look is based completely on the most classic acoustic styling. Featuring old style 18 fingerboard markers inlaid in abalone, multi-stripe top inlay, and beautifully contrasting nickel open gear machine heads. To add to the Martin D-18 classic-vintage look is the tortoise patterned pick-guard with matching tortoise heelcap, which provides you with Martin's take on classic acoustic styling, blended with the sophistication of Martin's eye for detail.

Features

  • Sitka spruce top provides bright attack
  • Mahogany produces distinct warmth
  • Tortoise pattern pick-guard provides pleasing aesthetic
  • Dreadnought body shape produces well-balanced big voicing
  • Special Martin select hardwood neck provides smooth playability

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Model: D-18
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Top Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Top Design Feature: Old Style 18 Multi-Stripe
  • Brace Shape: Scalloped
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Binding: Tortoise
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Top Back & Side Finish: Gloss
  • Top Colour: Aging Toner
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Pick Guard: Tortoise

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Neck Joins Body At: 14th Fret
  • Machine Heads: Nickel Open Gear
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
  • Fingerboard Inlay Style: Old Style 18
  • Number of Frets: 20