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Martin D-18V Sitka Top Dreadnought, 2007

Martin D-18V Sitka Top Dreadnought, 2007

The Martin D-18V Sitka Spruce top dreadnought guitar was part of the Martin Vintage Series, built from 1995 until 2011 and draws from the best classic Martin models. This line has been discontinued and its current replacement is the Authentic series.This Martin D-18V Sitka top guitar dates to 2007 and was built at the Martin facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Construction is very similar to pre-war and wartime models. The top and forward-shifted, scalloped braces are Sitka Spruce, paired with Mahogany for the sides, back and neck.

Used
Price: $2750 CAD
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C. F. Martin D18 75th Anniversary No. 23 Natural, 2008

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

During 2009, the Martin Guitar company built a special series of limited edition guitars, including this wonderful D18 75th Anniversary model.

Used
Price: $3999.99 CAD
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Santa Cruz D Model Guitar Natural, 2012

Santa Cruz D Model Guitar Natural, 2012

Here we’re looking at a Santa Cruz D model built during 2012 in Santa Cruz, California. This guitar features a Sitka Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and headp plate. The bridge and bound fingerboard are Ebony, and the neck and body blocks are Mahogany. This example is in overall good clean condition, with minor wear. There is a small mark below the ‘belly’ of the bridge, possibly from an errant string change.

Used
Price: $3700 CAD
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C. F. Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1965

C. F. Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar, 1965

This Martin D-18 dates to 1965, and based on the serial number ranking, possibly in late May or June. Martin built 7,404 guitars that year, and this was the 3,069th. It is in overall good condition, and has had a number of necessary repairs over the years. It has had its neck reset, as almost any guitar of this age would require, the pickguard has been reglued, and the top has a cleated crack from the bridge to the tailpiece.

Vintage
Price: $4395 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ C. F. Martin Custom Shop D-21 Goncalo Alves Tigerwood Sunburst, 2016

❌SOLD❌ C. F. Martin Custom Shop D-21 Goncalo Alves Tigerwood Sunburst, 2016

Here’s a Martin Custom Shop D-21, built during 2016 that features a spectacular body set of Goncalo Alves or Tigerwood, a South American hardwood found between Mexico and Brazil.

Used
Price: $3550 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ C. F. Martin D-18 Dreadnought, 1971

❌ SOLD ❌  C. F. Martin D-18 Dreadnought, 1971

The Martin D-18 has been an iconic, workhorse guitar for decades, used by countless musicians of all skill levels. Its pairing of Spruce and Mahogany for the dreadnought body provide snap, sparkle and definition to a powerful tone. Introduced in 1931 with a 12 fret neck that was extended to 14 frets in 1934, the D-18 has been in constant production.
Here we have a 1971 vintage Martin D-18. It has definitely been used as intended and over the decades, it has experienced the usual wear and stresses. The finish is nicely checked and has the lovely patina

Vintage
Price: $2150 CAD

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