Martin first introduced their Dreadnought models in 1931 after a custom order from the Oliver Ditson company. This 1976 D-18 is a classic variation of this beloved design. Featuring a Sitka Spruce top, this D-18 features Mahogany back and sides, giving the guitars a warm, focused tone. The combination of the Mahogany back with the large body makes this guitar perfect for players looking to combine both strumming and flat-picking sounds in one guitar. The Mahogany neck is topped with a 20 fret Rosewood fingerboard that's inlaid with understated Pearl dots. The non-scalloped "X" bracing provides rock-solid stability, and a great blooming projection when you dig in. The 18 style appointments, such as the Black binding and simple rosette, give the guitar a gorgeous look.
The almost 40 years of aging have given this guitar an amazing tone that fills up a room like no other! The finish is aged as one would expect from a guitar of this vintage, including some scratches, dings, and finish checks throughout, but it is in otherwise very good condition. A small top crack has been professionally cleated and repaired. The neck was professionally reset, and a truss rod was installed along with a new Rosewood fingerboard. A new bone nut and saddle were installed alongside a Fishman Infinity Matrix pickup system for amazing sound when you plug in. The included original hardshell case had its original handle replaced, but is in otherwise very good condition.