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Martin D18 Dreadnought Natural, 2012

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 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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Martin HD28 D-14 Fret Guitar, 2020

Martin HD28 D-14 Fret Guitar, 2020

Hopefully this is an indicator of better things – a brand new Martin HD28, delivered to us this week, one of the first shipments from the builder since the shutdown. The Martin HD28, using the 14 fret D body and pairing a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood sides and back, is one of the benchmark American guitars. As the D-28 it’s been in production since 1931, and the D28H indicates that it has Herringbone pattern purfling around the top. 

New
Price: $4,339.00 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 D16H Steel String Dreadnought, 1992

❌SOLD❌   Martin D16H Steel String Dreadnought, 1992

The Martin D16H was built from 1991 to 1993, and sought to combine vintage D-18 elements with modern neck profiles and led to the D-18V models. Relatively rare, the Martin D16H is one of the hidden gems from the Martin line. Lightweight and built as well as the other Dreadnought models and like the D-18, the D16H features a Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck.

Used
Price: $1,650.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Santa Cruz D Model Acoustic Guitar Natural, 2010

❌SOLD❌ Santa Cruz D Model Acoustic Guitar Natural, 2010

Here we’re looking at a Santa Cruz D Model, dating to 2010 and in very good condition. Built by at the SCGC shop run by Richard Hoover in Santa Cruz, California, this older Santa Cruz D Model features a Sitka Spruce top (since 2019, it’s been Adirondack Spruce) and Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. The neck is Mahogany, also used for the body blocks and linings, while Ebony is used for the bridge and bound fingerboard. Tuners are open-gear models by Gotoh, patterned after the classic Waverly models. 

Used
Price: $4,000.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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