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Martin D-18 1936 (consignment) SOLD

November 2, 2012
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Comments This is a very interesting example of a Martin D-18 from 1936. It’s an infrequent event for 1930′s D series Martins to come up for sale, so it’s always a pleasure to get one in.It’s also a distinct pleasure to play and hear this guitar. While it has the typically dreadnaought bass emphasis, it’s got everything else too – including volume – and delivers it cleanly, clearly and without hesitation. It’s a very nice piece of tonal artillery.
Serial Number 64156, built in 1936
Pricing $23,000 CAD with case. SOLD
Neck Mahogany neck with unbound ebony fingerboard. Rosewood headplate. The neck has a soft V-profile.
Frets Non-original frets with some wear, particularly in the lower positions.
Body Mahogany back and sides with spruce top, black binding with one layer of purfling around the top. Some play wear on the top, dings and scratches from normal use elsewhere. Replaced bridge plate.
Finish Nitrocellulose lacquer finish, some overspray on the neck.
Hardware/electronics The original Waverly style tuners have been replaced with gold-plated Grover Roto-Matics. Non-original ebony bridge; bone nut and saddle.
Playability/Action This guitar has had a neck reset and it’s quite playable.
Case Period correct black hardshell case with purple interior; one hinge missing.

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