Martin D-18, Traditional Sunburst

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  • Dreadnought Sitka Spruce & Mahogany Body
  • Sleek, Modern Neck For Playability
  • Perfect For Intermediate & Advanced Players
  • INCLUDES 445 Hardshell Case

Martin D-18, Traditional Sunburst


The D-18 dreadnought guitar is part of the classic Martin Standard series and features a sleek, modern high performance neck for enhanced playability. The D-18 boasts a Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. This Martin guitar is perfect for the intermediate and advanced player.

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Quality Construction

The Martin D-18 features a solid sitka spruce top which helps deliver a smooth 'all-round' sound, while genuine mahogany back and sides provide a warmer, darker tone than cedar or spruce, adding punch and projection due to its denser composition. This combination is popular due to the balanced but versatile tone provided, and lends itself to most musical styles of play, while delivering increased sustain and volume.

High-Grade Additions

Other quality features of the Martin D-18 include: tortoise binding, 1930s style belly bridge in solid black ebony with a compensated bone saddle, nickel open geared tuners, a delmar tortoise pickguard and a high-grade polished gloss, traditional sunburst finish.

Strong, Stable Neck

The D-18 features a solid hardwood neck with a modified low oval profile neck shape with performing artist taper for comfortable playability. A solid black ebony fingerboard with 20 frets leads to a square taper headstock with rosewood headplate and nickel open-geared tuning machines with butterbean knobs.


Body & Bridge

  • Model: D-18
  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: D-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Style 18
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped, Forward Shifted
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
  • Back Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Back Purfling: Style 18
  • Side Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Endpiece: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Binding: Tortoise Color
  • Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Top: Traditional Sunburst
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: 1930s Style Belly w/ Drop-In Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ Performing Artist Taper
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
  • Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Raised Gold Foil
  • Heelcap: Tortoise Color
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.4''
  • Number of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Old Style 18
  • Finish Neck: Satin


  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
  • Recommended Strings: Martin Studio Performance Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Black
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 445 Hardshell
  • Other Options: Available left-handed at no additional charge (please call customer services for details on 0330 365 4444).

Please note: Martin do not ship their guitars with the strap button installed on the bottom of the guitar. They do this to avoid any impact cracks that may occur during shipping. You can find your strap button inside the case compartment.