1957 Martin D18 Guitar

(Serial No. 156060) Excellent condition. We are big fans here of mahogany guitars. This is what a good bluegrass guitar is all about. This very clean D-18 has Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a dark Brazilian rosewood fretboard. Original finish, factory pick guard, and original bridge/bridge plate. Looks like the bridge was bolted down and one time, but it is solidly glued in place now. Has a new bone saddle. Tuners are original Klusons. Has some pickwear on the top, several small scratches and the usual nicks and dings of a guitar used to make music, 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 50s D18s are known for. It has the dry woody sound you only get from a 60+ 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 powerful and loud. Comes with a newer Martin Geib style hardshell case.

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