Martin D-18, 1936 (consignment)
|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.|
|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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