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Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 VTS w/ Hard Case
- Brand: Martin
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.
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-18 Authentic 1939
Dovetail Neck Joint - Hide Glue Construction
Adirondack Spruce with VTS
Authentic 1939 Rearward Shifted X Brace
Adirondack Spruce with VTS
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Solid with 1939 Taper
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Script Golden Era Overlay
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Old Style 18
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Authentic Belly - Glue in Long Saddle
Bridge String Spacing:
Nickel Open Gear
SP Lifespan 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP7200)
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