A new guitar that looks and sounds like it’s been played for 80 years, the Aged version of the acclaimed D-18 Authentic 1939 includes all of the goodness that comes with Martin’s Authentic Series instruments, like hide glue construction and hand-scalloped X-bracing—plus the Vintage Tone System (VTS) that ages the wood to replicate the sound of a vintage Martin. But Martin didn’t stop there. They have e now taken this amazing model and methodically, painstakingly distressed it, inside and out, in all the right places. The result is a tactile, visual, and auditory experience that will transport you all the way back to the 1930s. And we know you’re going to like it there.
Hard to get these. Our favorite guitar in the shop! Killer headroom and projection.
MODEL:Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged
CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret
TOP MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
TOP DETAIL: Aged
BRACING PATTERN: Authentic 1939 Rearward Shifted X Brace
BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
BRACE MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce with VTS
BRACE SIZE: 5/16"
BACK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
BACK DETAIL: Aged
BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Madagascar Rosewood
SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
SIDE DETAIL: Aged
ENDPIECE: Faux Tortoise
ENDPIECE INLAY: None
BINDING: Faux Tortoise
TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
SIDE INLAY MATERIAL: None
BACK INLAY MATERIAL: None
NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
NECK SHAPE: Authentic 1939
NECK TAPER: Standard Taper
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with 1939 Taper
HEADPLATE MATERIAL: Madagascar Rosewood
HEADPLATE DETAIL: N/A
HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Golden Era Overlay
HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: None
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1-11/16''
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2-1/8''
FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Abalone
FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Old Style 18
FINGERBOARD BINDING MATERIAL: None
SIDE DOTS: Grained Ivoroid
BACK & SIDE FINISH: Vintage Gloss - Aged
BACK & SIDE COLOR: Dark Mahogany
FINISH TOP: Vintage Gloss - Aged
TOP COLOR: Modified Vintage Toner
FINISH NECK: Vintage Gloss - Aged
NECK COLOR: Dark Mahogany
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony
BRIDGE STYLE: Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle - Aged