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Tonal Evaluation

There is only one way of describing the experience of playing this incredible Custom Shop D-18: pure joy and delight. Certainly, it has a pleasing frequency response profile, but let's take a step back for a moment and talk about how much fun this D-18 is to play. There's something about a loud dreadnought that touches something elemental in my heart that makes me feel total visceral bliss, and this D-18 certainly makes me feel that type of way! It has a glorious, cavernous resonance that fills every inch of air in the room. Despite this enormous sound, it's quite clear and articulate, and it is capable of expressing subtle, intimate dynamics with exceptional fidelity. As a result, this is the sort of guitar that you can sit and strum three chords on for half an hour without getting bored. G, C, and D never sounded so satisfying! You can find classic Martin boom in the lows, hulked-out midrange, and clear, sunny trebles. In other words, this guitar is a flatpicker's dream! Anyone searching for an acoustic companion that will bring them decades of fun will love this Custom Shop D-18.


Brand Martin Guitars
ModelCustom Shop D-18
Body SizeD-14 Fret
Top FinishPolished Gloss
Neck Reinforcement Adjustable Truss Rod
Adhesive Hide Glue
Top WoodVTS Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides MaterialMahogany
Headstock Veneer Solid Brazilian Rosewood
Bracing Style5/16" Scalloped Golden-Era Adirondack
Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck Shape1931-Style OM Profile Hand-Shaped by the Custom Shop
Neck FinishSatin
Neck Dimensions.850 1st - .970 9th
Fingerboard InlayOld Style 18
Scale Length25.34"
Nut Width1 3/4"
Nut MaterialBone
BindingBlack Boltaron
RosetteOld Style 18
TunersWaverly Nickel #4060 With Nickel "Butterbean" Knobs
Bridge Spacing2 5/16"
BridgeEbony Belly
SaddleDrop-In Long Bone
Additional FeaturesStamp on back of headstock (Authentic Feature)
CaseBlack Hardshell Case

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