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SOLD!!! 1954 C. F. Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

Price: CDN $3850
US Price: US $3066.02
*US dollar exchange varies daily
Class: Vintage
Consignment
SOLD
S/N: 139449, built during 1954 at the C. F. Martin plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
The Martin D-18 has been a standard since its introduction in 1931. Martin's first dreadnoughts were for the Ditson company and were much like the later D-18. Built on the dreadnought body, the D-18 uses a spruce top and mahogany back and sides to produce a sound that is clear, bright, warm and articulate. It's a favourite combination of woods for bluegrass and country players, and works well for many fingerstyles.


This Martin D-18 dates to 1954 and has been used as the maker intended. It's in decent shape, with a fair amount of finish wear. Some cracks have been repaired on the back, and it's had a neck reset and refret and a new pickguard has been installed. The top's finish has been affected somewhat by cleaning. This guitar plays well and has a rich, fully developed tone. A non-original hardshell case is included.


Visit the C. F. Martin Guitars website and learn more about the D-18 lineup!

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