Here to remind you why you fell in love with Martin Guitars in the first place, their Authentics Series models, like this Authentic Series 1939 D-18 VTS Acoustic Guitar, are constructed the old way - with hide glue, throughout, and historically-accurate detailing confirmed by using a CAT scan machine located at the Smithsonian Institute. Based on a 1939 D-18 in the Martin museum, the Authentic Series 1939 D-18 VTS Acoustic Guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, using an authentic circa 1939 bracing pattern. Period-correct "18" Authentic-style appointments, with an Authentic neck barrel and heel, complete this piece. Martin' new Vintage Tone System (VTS) is employed for the top and braces.
The Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin' craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.
Includes hardshell case.
Body type: D-14
Top wood: VTS Solid Adirondack Spruce
Back & sides: Genuine Mahogany
Bracing pattern: Standard ''X'' Scalloped (Authentic Style) - Circa 1939 Rear-Shifted
Body finish: Vintage Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Authentic 1939 Barrel & Heel
Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Fingerboard: Solid Black Ebony
Neck wood: Genuine Mahogany
Scale length: 25.4"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Vintage Gloss
Headstock overlay: Solid Madagascar Rosewood/Large Golden Era Style
Tuning machines: Waverly Nickel 4060 with Butterbean Knobs
Bridge: Solid Black Ebony
Saddle & nut: Bone
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Vintage Tone System
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
If you love the look and feel of an authentic Martin, this is a wise investment.
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