1967 Martin D18 Guitar
(Serial No. 217666) Excellent condition. This was one of the personal guitars of John Arnold, the noted luthier. John reset the neck, dressed the frets, and hot rodded it by very lightly scalloping a few of the braces. Its a very powerful guitar. John told me that he had once owned it for 10 years. I just think if John owned it for that period of time - it has to sound pretty good - which it does. Very powerful woody mahogany Martin sound. This is the classic Martin D18 - solid mahogany back and sides, a solid Sitka spruce top, and Brazilian roswood fretboard and bridge. Tuners are the correct Grovers marked Patent Applied For. This guitar was a serious campfire warrior it shows some honest playing wear of the usual nicks, dings and buckle rash. No cracks or structural repairs. Original finish. Neck is straight, neck set is fine and it plays great with a nice low action. Transition model with the black binding and tortoise pickguard and the small maple bridge plate. This one has that solid Martin "boom" you need in a good bluegrass guitar. Plays very easy with a nice low action. This is an excellent sounding D18. Comes with a Martin molded hardshell case.
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