Martin Guitars D-18 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar w/Case

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D-18 STD

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Understated looks, timeless tone. The warm tone of mahogany and authentic Sitka spruce couple with resonant scalloped bracing under the hood for a sound that's honest, authoritative, and clear. Vintage details like open-geared tuners and classic 18-style appointments pair with a modern, low profile neck for an old-soul sound in a brand-new body.

Specs:
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Body Size: D-14 Fret
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Bracing Pattern: Forward-Shifted X-Brace
Brace Shape: Scalloped
Back & Side Material: Genuine Mahogany
Top Finish: Gloss, w/Aging Toner
Neck Material: Select Hardwood
Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval Profile w/ High-Performance Taper
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Square Taper
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
Finish Back & Sides: Gloss
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Style: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
Bridge String Spacing: 2-5/32"
Saddle: 16" Radius/Compensated Bone
Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
Bridge & End Pins: Black
Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
Case: Ply Hardshell

my dream guitar0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Wall St.), Manitoba
I am totally in love with my D-18 - the look, the feel, the playability and mostly the extremely very pleasing tonality perfectly suited for the fingerstyle music I do. The tonal balance is exactly right for me
Posted by drew kingson on Oct 15, 2021
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Excellent1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
I just bought the D18 at the Kanata LM last weekend, and wow is it both beautiful to look at and beautiful sounding. I absolutely love it. Thank you Julia for all of your instore help!
Posted by Ross on Jul 7, 2021
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Sold on Martin !!!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Chinook, Alberta
I have been a Gibson enthusiast for years, and after checking out numerous Martin's .. fell in love with the sound, and playability of this D-18 STD .... Have owned it just over a year know, and do not miss my Gibson's at all !!! Extremely impressed !!!!
Posted by Rick Pelletier on Feb 11, 2021
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Superb tone...0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Highlands, Alberta
Posted by Adrian on Oct 8, 2020
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Absolutely awesome guitar1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
Bought my D18V new in 2004, and it’s never let me down. It sounds so good and sweet. Love the string spacing and the soft V neck of this model. Will never part with it.
Posted by JFB on Dec 13, 2019
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Absolutely Awesome Guitar4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreFredericton, New Brunswick
Awesome Guitar in every respect. I bought the new model ( 2012 +). It's incredible what Martin has done with this classic. I own a 1973 D18 for comparison. Despite what people say about guitars aging and opening up, the new D18 sounds fantastic right out of the case. Sounds better than the old one, that's a high compliment. Plays super easy as well. I have tried dozens of high end guitars at music stores over the years. For me the D18 is the best. It's not blingy, or flashy, it's all tone and playability. I liken it to a "sleeper" car. Plain looks big engine. You often hear that the D18 is a bluegrass guitar, good for leads. All true, but its incredibly good at everything. It will never be the limiting factor. It's a great value, Its hard to imagine a better guitar at any cost. The L&M layaway plan makes purchasing a lot easier as well. Great staff at the local store by the way.
Posted by Dave on Mar 25, 2019
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New D-18 knocked my socks off and followed me home!4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBedford, Nova Scotia
Can't imagine playing or buying a much better guitar than these new D-18's that Martin is pumping out! Big woody voice out of the forward scalloped braces, beautiful tonewoods, (mine has quilted mahogany back). Next time your near an L&M store try one out folks...sure glad i did!
Posted by John on Apr 28, 2018
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Simple looking classic11 of 11 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I had been looking at Gibson, J35 and J45 mainly, with every intention of getting one of the two When I was in the Burlington store I decided to look at a couple of Martin guitars out of curiosity. 5 minutes with the D-18 and it was game over. Not a knock on the Gibsons; they're beautiful in every respect. I think it was the neck and the feel of the guitar that sealed the deal. I don't have large hands and the D18 felt incredibly playable. Fantastic!
Posted by Timothy on Nov 21, 2014
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My new D-18 sounds better than any D-28/35 I've ever played6 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
Martin has really stepped up the D-18's game. I've been working in music stores for coming on 4 years now and the new D-18 I just bought is one of the best sounding guitars I've ever played. Sure you could spend a couple hundred or even a couple thousand more on an acoustic guitar, but I'd eat my hat if the 18 didn't stand up to higher end models. The forward shifted bracing makes ALL the difference. The only thing I don't like is the tuning machines, and that's only based on my own preferences, the butterbean knobs I find hard to adjust and I find closed gear machines last longer before gumming up
Posted by Mike on Jan 13, 2014
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Incredible!!3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
Incredible instrument! Fantastic attack, beautiful tone, and gorgeous to boot! Worth every penny!
Posted by Travis Hiebert on Jan 3, 2014
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Martin D-18 Std 2012, Still The Best Sound & Craftsmanship12 of 12 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
Having owned a D-18 back in the 60's, I have never found another guitar brand that could come close to the D-18, up until now that the new modern 2012 with the ebony finger board, forward scalloped braces that brings "the sound" back that many of the old Martins had. I am glad to have this new D-18 with the benchmark of the old Martin sound and quality craftsmanship of CF Martin.
Posted by GreyHawk on Apr 7, 2013
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Beautiful inside and out!4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
The new Martin D-18 is gorgeous with it's ebony fret board and bridge and it's open back tuners. It screams vintage Martin. Playing this guitar is a real joy, it makes me sound like I actually know what I'm doing:) If you can get it, get it. It could be the only acoustic you will ever need.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2013
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2012 D-18!!!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNew Minas, Nova Scotia
Martin nailed it with the new D-18, you will not find a better sounding/playing D series instrument at this low price point! A Martin D-18 with fwd shifted scalloped bracing, ebony board & bridge, bone nut/saddle and a bevelled Delmar pickguard for 2 grand? This guitar sounds so good that I sometimes miss a chord change because I'm lost listening to the overtones. Thanks CF&Co!!!
Posted by Ted on Nov 16, 2012
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Martin D183 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
.....Martin has managed to improve and refine what was an already a great guitar. This new D-18 is truly fantastic.
Posted by Subh on Nov 12, 2012
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Major Upgrade!5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Sounds deeper and more powerful than the previous D-18.Has many Vintage Pre-War Features which makes this new offering a much better value. I also like the new 400 series Case: attractive and user friendly! I'm very pleased!
Posted by Dan on Sep 14, 2012
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