2014 Martin D-18 Authentic (consignment) SOLD

Here’s something that is rarely available – a brand new, custom order Martin D-18 Authentic. It hasn’t been played or out of its case for more than a few minutes (not counting the hour the photos took).

This instrument was custom ordered, but at time of delivery, the customer immediately realized that he’d prefer a rosewood model (a D-28). So, this mint instrument is now for sale at considerably less than the original list price.

The Martin Authentic series guitars are re-creation of historic Martin builds. This example isn’t specific to a year – the most common Martin D-18 Authentic models are reproductions of 1939 production specs.

All the traditional Martin D-18 features are here – Sitka spruce top with non-scalloped bracing, solid Mahogany for the back, sides, neck, neck block and linings, East Indian rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge, and Madagascar rosewood for the purfling and headplate. A traditional faux tortoise pickguard is used, and in the authentic traditional manner, is under the full gloss, non-catalyzed lacquer finish.

For hardware, a traditional non-adjustable T-bar stiffening rod is installed; the tuners are nickel-plated Grover 136N Kluson-style with oval buttons. The bridge pins are black and the nut and saddle are bone. Scale length is 25.4 inches with a 16 inch fingerboard and saddle radius, and the nut width is 1 11/16 inches.

This guitar is new, and not played, and sounds it. It is very good sounding as is, with a bright, crisp tone with great separation and definition. The only thing it lacks is playing, which will bring out the full richness of the tone. This guitar will grow with you.

NOTE: Though this is a brand-new instrument, the non-transferrable Martin warranty may not apply. Consequently, we’re listing it under Used instruments.

Serial Number: 1786482.   This instrument was ordered during late February 2014, delivered in October 2014, and was built at the C. F. Martin Custom Shop in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Pricing: $4,900.00 Canadian with case.   The Original List Price of this instrument was $8,582.70

Status:  SOLD!