1967 Martin D18 Guitar
(Serial No. 228250) Excellent structual condition and very good cosmetics. This is the classic Martin D18 - solid mahogany back and sides and a solid spruce top. Tuners are the correct Grovers marked Patent Applied For. Has a few glued and cleated dryness crack repairs on the sides and there is a back crack repair on the lower back. You can see an odd diagonal mark on the lower back - I think there was some tape there to hold the crack closed, and when it was removed it left a mark. There are some cleats on the inside back as well in this area. Has some fretboard grooves from fingernails. Thats all the bad stuff. The good stuff - the guitar is really strong sounding and will cut a banjo. The neck was just reset, the frets were dressed and the guitar was set up by luthier Jack Dillen in Asheville. Neck is straight, neck set is fine and it plays great with a nice low action. Has the black binding and pickguard. It has the preferred small maple bridge plate and a Brazilian rosewood bridge and fretboard. 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 that will drive your music. Comes with a newer hardshell case.
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