From Martin:

“Here to remind you why you fell in love with us in the first place, the new Authentics are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1939 D-18 in our museum, this guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, using an authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern. Period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments, with an Authentic neck barrel and heel, complete this piece. Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the top and braces. The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.”

 D-14 Fret body shape, Solid Adirondack Spruce top w/VTS, Authentic 1939 rear shifted Adirondack Spruce w/VTS scalloped X bracing, Old Style 18 multi-stripe Rosette, Faux Tortoise binding with the multi-stripe top inlay, Solid Mahogany back and sides, Madagascar Rosewood back purfling, Ebony fingerboard with the Old Style 18 Abalone position markers on an Authentic 1939 w/standard taper shaped Mahogany neck, 25.4” scale length, 1 11/16th” width at the nut.

ConditionBrand New (New)
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Brand
Model
  • D-18 Authentic 1939 Aged
Categories
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Top Material
  • Spruce
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony

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Dave's Guitar Shop

La Crosse, WI, United States
Sales:21,410
Joined Reverb:2013

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