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Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS Acoustic Guitar

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SKU: CFM-GTR-D18-1937-SNT+2634418

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Product Description

Many guitar historians consider 1937 as an important year, with a perfect storm of craftsmanship, innovation, and materials. This Authentic Series replica of Martin's 1937 D-18 stays true to the original, with its hide glue construction and period-correct detailing. Featuring genuine Mahogany back/sides and an Adirondack spruce top, the D-18 also boasts a historically-accurate 1937 bracing pattern and body profile based on dreadnought shapes from the early "Golden Era" of Martin’s history.

Martin's 'Vintage Tone System' (VTS) is employed to age the top and braces, which captures the tone from the '30s era. The talented craftspeople at Martin can recreate the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar and reproduce the particular tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.

Key Features

  • VTS (Vintage Tone System) Top — A proprietary process that allows Martin to artificially age new guitar tops to adopt the characteristics of wood from a specific time period.
  • Ebony Fingerboard — A dark and silky-smooth material that adds brightness and snap into the tonal equation.
  • 25.4" Scale Length — Gives the strings reassuringly strong tension; perfect for digging into big chords!



  • Body Size: Authentic D-14 Fret
  • Body Finish: Vintage Gloss
  • Back & Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Top Material: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
  • Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X-Brace
  • Binding: Brown Tortoise Pattern
  • Rosette: Old-Style 18 Multi-Stripe


  • Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Dark Mahogany Vintage Gloss
  • Neck Shape: Authentic 1937
  • Neck Taper: Standard Taper
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Construction: Hide Glue & Dovetail Neck Join
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Abalone Old-Style 18
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/4"
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4"
  • Side Dots: Grained Ivoroid
  • Nut: Bone
  • Frets: 20


  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Authentic Belly, Glue-In Long Saddle
  • Bridge Pins: Black Plastic
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Saddle Radius: 16"
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Tuners: Waverly Nickel Open-Back with Butterbean Knobs


  • Case: Ply Hardshell
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