1951 Martin D18 Guitar

(Serial No. 119563) Excellent condition. This is what a good bluegrass guitar is all about. Martin D-18s are our favorite guitars on the planet. This one is LOUD and and POWERFUL. This very clean D-18 has a bearclaw Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a dark Brazilian rosewood fretboard. Original finish, factory double pick guards, and original bridge/bridge plate. Has a new bone saddle. Tuners are reissue aged Klusons. Has some pickwear on the top, several small scratches, three small repaired dryness cracks in the back and side, the usual nicks and dings, but overall a very clean guitar. Neck is straight and the frets were dressed. The guitar is taper braced and retains the original tucked bridge plate. The guitar has the typical chunky neck that these early 50s D18s are known for. It has the dry woody sound you only get from a 70+ year old mahogany guitar, with that huge Martin boom on the bottom end. I suspect the neck has been set at some time in the past, as the action is perfect and the sound is jaw dropping. Comes with a newer Martin hard case.

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