2010 C.L. Wilson D18 Guitar
(Serial No. 36) A wonderful handmade Thirties inspired D-18 from veteran builder Don Wilson in the Wayne Henderson shop on the Crooked Road in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. Don doesn't take orders for guitars and he builds just a small number each year. He builds what he wants in small batches, then sells them to whoever is patient, persistent or lucky enough to catch him at the right time. His guitars are probably the most underrated small builder instruments out there. Don also has quite an impressive cache of tone wood to pick from for his builds. This particular D-18 is #36 finished in 2010 and has a beautiful set of Cuban Mahogany with an Adirondack top, pearl logo, ebony fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, and Waverly tuners. Has a 1 11/16 inch nut and a nice full neck profile - it feels like my 39 D18. And all of Don's guitars are constructed with hide glue and include a bone nut and saddle. Every piece of this guitar was hand crafted by Don with the exception of the tuners. Currently set up for bluegrass it has a tight well focused attack and a rich low end without any overpowering boominess. Strap button has been fitted to the heel. This guitar has the dry woody tone you look for in an old Martin. This is a very clean guitar with no issues - no nicks or dings or fret wear. Comes with a nice Martin hard case.
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