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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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❌SOLD❌ Martin D-18V Sitka Top Dreadnought, 2007

❌SOLD❌ 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: $2,750.00 CAD

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

❌SOLD❌  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: $4,395.00 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: $3,550.00 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: $2,150.00 CAD

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