1970 Martin D-18 (Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, HSC)

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Sale price$4,250.00 Regular price$4,500.00
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A beautiful players Martin D-18. Well aged, played and travelled 1970 model. This instrument captures that classic Mahogany dreadnought voicing central to so many recordings we cherish. Loud, balanced, rich and dynamic with strong note fundamentals. 

Being a 50 year old acoustic instrument there has seem some modifications and repairs which has kept the instrument going over the years. Most noticeably a replacement pickguard and 'under the hood' an old glue repair to secure a loose brace, as well as an internal patched crack repair on the lower side. 

Neck angle is good and the action is very playable with movement within the geometry of the instrument for adjustment.

Included with the instrument is a quality hardcase which fits the instrument well, however, it is not original to the guitar.

Early '70s Martin guitars represent exceptional value for those seeking a quality USA made acoustic guitar while preferring an instrument with age at a price comparable to a new Martin guitar. These instruments won't remain 'sleepers' forever! 


Finish: Natural Gloss

Body Material: Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Solid Mahogany back & sides.

Neck Material: Solid Mahogany.

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood, Mother of Pearl dot inlays. Rosewood head plate, Gold Martin decal to headstock.

Neck Profile: C

Neck Details: Set neck

Pickups: None

Electronics: As above

Hardware: Original Chrome 'Pat Pend' Grover machine heads.

Modifications / Repairs: Replaced pickguard, added strap pin to neck heel. Some glue residue to inside of guitar from an old repair to 'X' brace. Patch repair to 8cm crack (stable) to bottom side of guitar. 

Cosmetic Condition: Great condition overall. This instrument has been loved for many years. Lacquer to rear of neck sees some dents and blemishes. Top sees crazing and some bruises. Wear spot through the lacquer to Spruce below pickguard. Minor buckle worming to rear of instrument. 

Tech Notes: Setup by our in house technician with 12-53 Martin Retro Monels.

Case Details: Unoriginal hardcase 

Serial Number: 275388

Made in: USA 

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