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Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS AGED
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Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS AGED

All of our Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS AGED guitars are brand new, factory-fresh, come with a Martin hardshell case and Martin Lifetime Warranty.

The most accurate reproduction of a 1937 Martin D-18 is now available in the D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS AGED. With a more-exact 1937 body profile than ever before, this exquisite instrument is handcrafted by Custom Shop luthiers from Genuine Mahogany with an Adirondack spruce top treated by Martin’s proprietary Vintage Tone System®. VTS Adirondack spruce is used for the bracing that replicates true pre-war shaping, scalloping, positioning, along with a tucked bridge plate. This stunning D-18 Authentic 1937 Aged has traditional hide glue construction throughout and has undergone hand-finishing to create accurate playing wear inspired by vintage Martins, including fine finish checking and an attention to detail that is unmatched by an vintage guitar recreation available anywhere in the world. You owe it to yourself to own the masterpiece that is the D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS AGED. Also available Natural.

1937 was an excellent year for guitars, with a perfect storm of craftsmanship, innovation, and materials. This Authentic Series replication of a 1937 D-18 stays true to the original with hide glue construction and historically accurate detailing. This guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top, and it includes an Authentic circa 1937 bracing pattern. Plus, it adds the VINTAGE TONE SYSTEM® (VTS) that ages the wood to replicate the sound of a vintage Martin. Martin’s craftspeople can recreate the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar and reproduce the particular tones previously reserved for vintage instruments. Now Martin has reintroduced a more accurate body profile based on dreadnought shapes from the early Golden Era of Martin’s history. 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.

Maury's Music thoroughly inspects every guitar before it ships (learn more).  We can even set it up to your specs upon request!  Simply choose between "Factory Setup" or "Custom Setup" when placing your order.  Click here for more details.

Please note:  Adding a guitar pickup or strap button to this model will disqualify it from our return policy and therefore it cannot be returned after these uprades are added. Upgrade prices below include installation; these fees are non-refundable. Also, we cannot ship Walrus Ivory products to California, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington or Washington D.C. due to legislation in those states.

This Martin Guitar can only be shipped to a US address. Please contact Martin for a retailer in your country.


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CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
BODY SIZE: Authentic D-14 Fret
TOP MATERIAL: Adirondack Spruce w/ VTS
TOP BRACING PATTERN: Scalloped, Forward Shifted Authentic 1937 "X" Bracing
BACK/SIDE MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
NECK SHAPE: Authentic 1937 w/ Standard Taper
SADDLE: 16" Radius/Bone
RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MA550T Authentic Acoustic
BRIDGE & END PINS: Black Plastic Aged, no dot
CASE: 12C0022 Martin 545V Geib hardshell

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