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Martin D18 Custom Shop Natural, 2010

Martin D18 Custom Shop Natural, 2010

This Martin D18 Custom Shop is closely based on a classic, and has been one of the most popular guitar designs since its mass market introduction in the early 1930’s. The basic Dreadnought design itself dates from mid 1910’s models built for the Oliver Ditson company. Like many guitar companies, the Martin Custom Shop allows customers to specify particular features, tailoring the instrument to their own needs. Here, this Martin D18 Custom Shop guitar was ordered with just a few modifications – a slightly narrower nut and some D28 appointments, particularly the rosette.

Used
Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Martin D18 Dreadnought Natural, 2012

❌SOLD❌  Martin D18 Dreadnought Natural, 2012

The Martin D18 Dreadnought has been one of the staples of the Martin line, and the choice of countless guitarists since its introduction in 1931.  Built with a simple pairing of Sitka Spruce for the top and tropical Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck, the D-18 also features Ebony for the bridge and fingerboard and Indian Rosewood for the head plate. The top is braced using a forward-shifted X pattern.

Used
Price: $2,400.00 CAD

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Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar

The Martin D-18 is the classic, quintessential bluegrass and fingerstyle guitar. It’s got everything needed – balanced tone with deep lows and sparkling highs, clarity and separation, instant response to pick or finger attack, and volume. Today’s Martin D-18 Dreadnought features a sleek, modern low profile for enhanced playability. The D-18 adds a Sitka spruce top to the mahogany back and sides and along with the forward shifted scalloped bracing produces a sound that is warm, punchy and clear. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player looking for understated looks and timeless tone.

New
Price: $3,499.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1956

❌SOLD❌  Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1956

The Martin D18 Dreadnought appeared in 1931 as banjo players increasingly converted to guitar, and required ever increasing volume levels. For the first three years, the D-18 was built with a 12-fret neck, but the banjo influence quickly added two more frets clear of the body. As a 14-fret dreadnought, the D18 and its sibling the D-28 rapidly became the guitar of choice for country, bluegrass and folk players.

Vintage
Price: $6,999.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ C. F. Martin D18 75th Anniversary No. 23 Natural, 2008

❌SOLD❌ C. F. Martin D18 75th Anniversary No. 23 Natural, 2008

The C. F. Martin D18 75th Anniversary series was based on the first 14-fret dreadnoughts, built during 1934. This line was the precursor to the Golden Era models, and used aged toners, Adirondack Spruce tops, classic scalloped bracing, V-profile neck, and a 1934 style bridge with long saddle. Waverly tuners are installed, and there are no electronics.

Used
Price: $3,199.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1975

❌SOLD❌  Martin D18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1975

The Martin D18 is a classic, and has been one of the most popular guitar designs since its mass market introduction in the early 1930’s as a comeback from the mid 1910’s models built for the Ditson company. The Dreadnought was first built by Martin as the ‘Extra Large’ Ditson Model 111, between 1919 and 1930. Ditson was a prominent American music retail chain at the time. The earliest models used a fan style bracing pattern, but by 1924 an X brace was used.

Vintage
Price: $2,150.00 CAD

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