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1962 Martin D-18


Soundboard: Sitka Spruce
Back/Sides: Honduran Mahogany
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood


Body Style: Dreadnought
Bracing: Rear-shifted X
Neck Profile: Standard rounded V
Headstock: Traditional Square
Cutaway: None
Scale Length: 25.4"
Frets to Body: 14
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Width at Bridge: 2 1/8"
Body Depth: 4 7/8"


Inlay: Dot
Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood
Tuners: Schaller replacement
Binding: Tortoise
Backstrip: Rosewood
Rosette: Line
Purfling: Line
Pickguard: Tortoise
Nut: Bone
Saddle: Bone
Bridge Pins: Plastic w/ Ab dot
Electronics: None
Truss Rod: Non-Adjustable
Case: Original Hard



Can't beat an old D-18, and the early '60s Martins give you the workmanship and features of the '50s with a price break. This D-18 is in good condition with a repaired (but still slightly separated) pickguard crack, a repaired back crack and two hairline cracks that show no movement. The tuners have been replaced and the neck has been reset. A back brace has been reglued, and because the endpin hole seems to have been reamed larger than normal and the bridgeplate shows burn marks, I'm assuming a pickup was in the guitar at one time. The frets have been filed and the fingerboard has light pitting. The neck angle is great and playability above average for a vintage guitar. As for's what you're after. The requisite Martin bass with the dry, woody tone you'd expect from a vintage D-18. Characteristically rounder, fuller, and fuzzier trebles than an adi-topped forward-shifted guitar. This original finish, collectible instrument is ready to go and bound to bring a smile to some lucky player's face day after day for another 40 or 50 years.

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