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Martin D-18 Dreadnought Steel String Guitar


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The Martin D-18 Dreadnought 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.

Seen here, the newest version of this timeless classic has added a resonant forward shifted scalloped bracing pattern that provides even more volume and tone production.  C F Martin invented the X-bracing concept in 1843.  Over time, it has become the dominant bracing pattern for steel string guitars, displacing other fan and ladder bracing systems.

The Martin D-18 Dreadnought has been used by a vast number of players in a wide range of genres, and it’s no accident that the Martin D-18 dreadnought appears on Bruce Cockburn’s highly influential first three albums.

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.

The Martin D-18 Dreadnought is supplied with its original Martin branded hard shell case.

Martin D-18 Dreadnought Specifications:

  • 14 Fret Dreadnought body
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Mahogany sides and back
  • Forward shifted scalloped X bracing pattern
  • Mahogany neck
  • Indian rosewood fretboard
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • Tortoise pattern pickguard
  • Nickel open gear tuners with butterbean buttons


Price: $3,779.00 CAD
  • Model: D-18
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Natural Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 20/03/2020

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4/05lbs 1.84kg
  • Scale Length: 25.4in 645.2mm
  • Nut Width: 1.75in 45mm
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